Self-Emancipation Continues To Rise At The St. Louis City Justice Center

By Adofo Minka, Black Agenda Report. -

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2021, a day that many Christians recognized as Resurrection Sunday, detainees, at the St. Louis City Justice Center moved in the spirit of insurrection to [...]

Facebooking While Brown

By Lauren Regan and Chava Shapiro, Popular Resistance. -

Page, Arizona – Loren Reed, a 26-year-old Diné (Navajo) man, is set for trial on May 4, 2021 for a trumped-up federal charge of “Threats to Damage and Destroy a Building by Means of Fire” after [...]

In The Spirit Of Abolition, Let’s Shut’em Down!

By Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Hood Communist. -

A call to action. National “Shut’em Down” demonstrations August 21st and September 9th. Originally published on the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak blog. Over the last year prisoners across the [...]

St. Louis Justice Center Inmates Rise Up Again, Demand Hearings

By Sam Clancy, KSDK. -

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis police responded to the city's downtown jail Sunday night after inmates broke windows, set fires and threw debris onto the street below Sunday night. The St. Louis [...]

Black Mass Incarceration In The So-Called Free State

By Eddie Conway, The Real News. -

Until recently, the horrifyingly unjust reality of America’s mass incarceration system has not been a central concern in popular political discourse. In the past few years, however, more people [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Has COVID-19

By Dave Lindorff, This Can't Be Happening. -

Internationally known U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is [...]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. -

There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one of [...]

Over 240 Organizations Join The Call: #FreePalestinianStudents

By Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. -

Today, February 25, over 240 global organizations, including political parties, mass social movements, student organizations, churches, and labour unions, joined together in an international call [...]

Formerly Incarcerated Organizer On February 6 St. Louis Jail Protest

By Ryan Hamby, Liberation News. -

EXPO is an organization of formerly incarcerated individuals and other people involved with the criminal justice system. We are a voice for people adversely affected by this system. We are an [...]

Wrongly Jailed Queens Youth Organized Own Defense From Prison

By Gabriela Silva, Liberation News. -

On Feb. 10, now 21-year-old Prakash Churaman of Queens, New York, stood on the steps of Queens Criminal Court addressing a crowd of supporters just before his latest trial. He spoke confidently [...]

COVID-19 And Democrats’ Indifference Killed My Husband In Jail

By Cassandra Greer Lee, Current Affairs. -

In February 2020, my husband, Nickolas Lee, was incarcerated in Cook County Jail in Chicago. The judge didn’t offer him bail. So even though he was presumed innocent, he had to await his trial in [...]

St. Louis Inmates Take Over Units After Weeks Of Complaints

By Doyle Murphy, River Front Times. -

More than 100 inmates at the St. Louis City Justice Center took over two units of the jail early this morning, shattering fourth-floor windows and setting small fires as they called out [...]

111 NGOs Call On Biden To Close Guantánamo

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

On February 2, more than a hundred non-governmental organizations joined a letter led by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture, urging President Joe Biden to [...]

Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each  jail operates as a [...]

Black Inmates Begin 2021 With Uprising In Saint Louis Justice Center

By Huey Dessalines, Peoples Voice. -

Saint Louis, MO - It is a custom in the City of Saint Louis and other predominantly New Afrikan cities to welcome a new year by firing into the air. The coming of the New Year 2021 saw the most [...]