They Survived Solitary Confinement. Now They’re Fighting To End It.

By Victoria Law, Truthout.org -

For nine and a half months, Lydia Thornton was locked into her cell nearly 24 hours a day. All of her meals were slid through a slot in the cell’s steel door. She was allowed outside to shower [...]

The Number Of People Incarcerated In United States Is Far Higher Than 2.5 Million

By Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof.com -

The most popular statistic regarding the United States’ prison system is that there are 2.5 million people incarcerated. However, this figure significantly under-represents the number of people [...]

Hunger Strike In La Tolva Prison In Honduras

By Staff, Afgj.salsalabs.org -

On Monday August 5, Honduran Political Prisoners Edwin Espinal, Raúl Álvarez and Rommel Herrera started a hunger strike inside of La Tolva maximum-security military run prison in order to protest [...]

I Spent 16 Months In Solitary Confinement And Now I’m Fighting To End It

By Kiana Calloway, Nationofchange.org -

I was just 17 years old when I was sent to solitary confinement in “Camp J,” one of the most severe lockdown units at one of America’s most brutal prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at [...]

Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching [...]

When America Had An Open Prison – The Story Of Kenyon Scudder And His ‘Prison Without Walls’

By Emily Nagisa Keehn and Dana Walters, Theconversation.com -

In a country with mass incarceration, horrific prison conditions and a penal system suffused with racism, some American prison reform activists wistfully look to Scandinavian [...]

French State Demands Four Months’ Jail For “Yellow Vest” Protester Eric Drouet

By Anthony Torres, Wsws.org -

On Friday, on the eve of the 30th weekend of “yellow vest” protests, French prosecutors demanded a four-month prison sentence against Eric Drouet, one of the leaders of the “yellow vest” [...]

First VIDEO Of Julian Assange In Belmarsh Prison

The timestamp on the video says “2017/07/07” but Ruptly said it believes this discrepancy was due to a faulty setting on the recording device and that the video was indeed shot inside Belmarsh [...]

Chiapas: What Is The Cost Of Justice? Update On The Prisoners In Struggle

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

It has been more than eighty days since the beginning of this process of struggle for justice and freedom. Hours, days, weeks and months; a succession of events that have ranged from resistance [...]

All-American Torture Camps, It’s Raining Plastic & Oil Companies Dig It

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Human rights violations are rife in Alabama prisons – meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Corrections continues to overcrowd these torture centers while blaming mistreatment on staff shortages. [...]

People In Alabama Prisons Are Shackled To Buckets For Days On End

By Ella Fassler, Truthout.org -

On March 25, 2019, Christopher Caldwell reportedly found himself nearly immobile, shackled to a bucket at Limestone Correctional Facility in Alabama. His pant legs were taped up, and his belly, [...]

Coordinated Hunger Strike At Two Wisconsin Prisons

By Staff, Perilouschronicle.com -

Nine prisoners at two Wisconsin prisons began a hunger strike demanding an end to indefinite solitary confinement. A joint statement listing their demands and signed with their names cited the [...]

South Carolina DOC Director Stirling Drafts Facetious Cell Phone Contraband Act

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

I purposely chose the word facetious, because South Carolina’s Dept. of Correction’s Director Bryan Stirling has absurdly decided to address serious issued in South Carolin’a prisons with [...]

Teaching In America’s Prisons Has Taught Me To Believe In Second Chances

By Andrea Cantora, Theconversation.com -

In 2007, I gave someone a second chance. I was in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution recruiting women for a new program for people returning from prison that I was running in New York City. [...]

JPMorgan Backs Away From Private Prison Finance

By David Henry and Imani Moise, Money.usnews.com -

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has decided to stop financing private operators of prisons and detention centers, which have become targets of protests over Trump administration [...]