Photos Show Aftermath Of Lethal South Carolina Prison Brawl That Left Seven Dead

By Steve Horn, Prisonlegalnews.org -

Photos obtained by Prison Legal News appear to reveal the bloody aftermath of a riot that occurred at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina around 7:15 p.m. on April 15. The [...]

Mijente Chains Session Effigy At Supreme Court To Protest Attempt To Bring Back Shackling Federal Defendants

By Staff, Dcdirectactionnews.wordpress.com -

On the 26th of March, Mijente and No Justice No Pride showed up in front of the Supreme Court with a Confederate statue style effigy of Jeff Sessions. As people lined up outside the court [...]

Prisoners Suffer Gross Human Rights Violations. Now They’re Standing & Speaking Up.

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

The message goes on to detail the three main demands via examples such as price gouging prisoners on products like a case of soup that costs $17 in the Canteen as opposed to the roughly $4 it [...]

Plea For Solidarity With Florida Prisoners On Strike

By Ryan Sullivan, Medium.com -

The inmates across the Florida penitentiary complex are striking to protest the inhumane conditions they are facing on a daily basis. Conditions including police/guard brutality, rape and abuse, [...]

Florida Prisoners Announce Work Stoppage To Cripple Prison System

By Staff, Fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com -

The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series of correspondences [...]

Beyond Prisons: Crisis At McCormick Correctional Institution

By Brian Sonenstein, shadowproof.com -

By Brian Sonenstein for Shadow Proof - Journalist Jared Ware interviewed people incarcerated at McCormick Correctional Institution in South Carolina regarding the ongoing crisis there for a [...]

My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi, www.aclu.org -

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi for ACLU - If I wanted to, I could put my pen down right now, close my office door behind me, and go for a long walk outside. Today in Nouakchott, Mauritania, it is [...]

I Am In Guantánamo Bay. US Gov Is Starving Me

By Khalid Qassim, www.theguardian.com -

By Khalid Qassim for The Guardian - I started hunger strike because I was so frustrated, so depressed – I have been locked up here so far from my family for 15 years. I have never been charged [...]

Jails Replace In-Person Visitation With Video Screens

By Mike Ludwig, www.truthout.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout. The rash of suicides alarmed mental health experts and local watchdogs, and Arce's death has advocates calling out the lack of equal access to services for disabled [...]

While Prison Activists March For Humane Treatment, Florida Shuts Off Visits This Weekend

By Julie K. Brown, www.miamiherald.com -

By Julie K. Brown for Miami Herald - Visitation to all Florida state prisons has been canceled this weekend after evidence surfaced that inmates are planning possible uprisings to coincide with [...]

’13th’ And The Culture Of Surplus Punishment

By Victor Wallis, www.sfbayview.com -

By Victor Wallis for the San Francisco Bay View. From the late 1800s until now, unpaid prison labor has been the pattern, practice, and collective mindset of various states across America. [...]

Barriers To Changing Legal Names And Gender Markers In Prison

By Victoria Law, www.truth-out.org -

By Victoria Law for Truthout - During her 30 years in California's prison system, Cookie Bivens has seen numerous trans women attempt to change their name and gender marker while incarcerated. [...]

Former Inmate Is Fighting For Prisoner’s Rights To College Degree

By Victoria Law, www.narrative.ly -

By Victoria Law for Narratively - As Cheryl Wilkins accepted her college diploma, hundreds of women screamed her name and whooped with joy. They were so loud that Wilkins’ brother, sitting with [...]

Victory For Palestinian Prisoners As 80% Of Strike Demands Met

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - “We know that there is a long struggle to come, for liberation for the prisoners and liberation for Palestine,” stated a solidarity network. After more than 1,500 [...]

Court Orders Life-Saving Treatment For Mumia Abu Jamal

By Staff, www.http://www.prisonradio.org/ -

By Staff of Prison Radio - Late yesterday, Federal Judge Robert Mariani ordered the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to immediately give Mumia Abu-Jamal the life-saving latest direct-acting [...]

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