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 [...]

The Prisoner Says No To Big Brother

By John Pilger, Informationclearinghouse.info -

March 04, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  Whenever I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and pictures of Ecuador on the walls. There is a [...]

Over 200 People Went On Hunger Strike After Months In Lockdown At California Prison

By Raven Rakia, Theappeal.org -

Laura (not her real name) hasn’t seen her husband or heard his voice in over three months—and neither has their son. “It’s hard because we’re both each other’s support system,” Laura told The [...]

Protests Support Prisoners Living Without Heat

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Protests continue inside and outside of the MDC Federal Detention Center in New York where prisoners do not have heat. Prisoners can be heard by people on the outside banging on windows and walls [...]

Disabled Prisoners Decry Unfair Treatment

By Keri Blakinger, Theappeal.org -

It started, as prisoner complaints so often do, with a gripe about not being able to visit the law library. In 2015, a prisoner at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York contacted [...]

“Prison Reform” Is Not Enough. In 2019, Let’s Fight For Decarceration.

By Dan Berger, Truthout.org -

Prison reform is now in vogue, but police power remains as brutal as ever. Policing in the US continues to include the power to cage as well as the power to kill — a reality that is spectacularly [...]

Noise Demos Ring In NYE Against Backdrop Of Prison Slavery

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

This year in over 20 cities across the US and Canada, anarchists, abolitionists, autonomists, and other rebels took part in noise demonstrations on New Year’s Eve, as has become an ongoing [...]

In 2019, Let’s Resolve To Organize With Love In The Face Of Apocalypse

By Adrienne Maree Brown, Truthout.org -

This is a time to let love guide each step, but it doesn’t seem like that. It seems like time to obsess over how bad it all is. It’s really bad. It’s a hard time for those who have to think in [...]

Federal Judge To IDOC: Get Your Unconstitutional Shit Together

By The Uptown People's Law Center, Beachwoodreporter.com -

A federal court has ordered the State of Illinois to address its "failure to . . . meet the constitutional requirements with respect to the mental health needs of" its approximately 12,000 [...]

Tomorrow Is Far Away: An Anarchist Intervention Against The Construction Of The Migrant Prison In Laval

By Montreal Counterinfo, Itsgoingdown.org -

Citizenship can only exist and be valued if there is also a category of others, those without status. For this distinction to exist, it must be enforced by the state, which has a number of tools [...]

How A Mother Learned To Speak For The Voiceless Behind Prison Walls

By Shandre Delaney, Lawatthemargins.com -

In my opinion, they use black and brown bodies of our family members to create jobs for white men who would otherwise be poor like those that filled the prisons. The urban cities provide a [...]

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Chapter Starts In Seattle In Wake Of National Prison Strike

By Seattle IWOC, Itsgoingdown.org -

This summer we witnessed a prisoner-led struggle for justice on a scale never seen before. Catalyzed by a massacre at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina that took the lives of at [...]

Columbus, OH: Rally To End ODRC #PrisonStrike Retaliation

By Pittsburgh Anarchist Black Cross, Itsgoingdown.org -

On Friday November 16th, activists from across Ohio and Pennsylvania collaborated for an action outside the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Central Office in Columbus. The [...]

Secret CIA Document Shows Plan To Test Drugs On Prisoners

By Dror Ladin, Aclu.org  -

Thanks to an ACLU victory in federal court, we know much more about how CIA doctors violated the medical oath to “do no harm.” One of the most important lessons of the CIA’s torture program is [...]