Sunday, October 1, 2023
Abolition Now!

Abolition Now!

Writings and investigations from our siblings behind bars.

No place for old men

Today, men in their 70s and 80s roll around here in wheelchairs or hobble on walkers or even stroll with the help of canes.

‘Keep Families Close’ bill makes visitation easier for incarcerated parents of minor children

In California, thousands of incarcerated parents are placed more than 500 miles from their children and struggle to maintain contact with their children.

Extreme heat and overcrowding make Texas prison hell

The living conditions here on the Coffield Unit are in total violation of the Eighth Amendment. The SPCA would not allow dogs to be housed as we are.

Another victory for People’s Power: My release from solitary confinement

During my time in solitary, officials attempted to stop my cancer treatment at outside hospitals. It was only because of public awareness and protest that my treatment was resumed and recently completed.

A legacy of genocidal convictions: Jerome Coffey is innocent

Sentences to die in cages have effectively become the method of choice for white supremacy’s genocidal machine.

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Mutulu Shakur

For those in the Bay Area interested in celebrating the life of Dr. Shakur, there will be a memorial on August 19 from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco (762 Fulton Street)

The racist politics of confinement in Virginia’s high security prisons

At Virginia’s high security prisons dogs are a FIRST RESORT to force in almost any situation where guards invent or claim justification to use force on prisoners.

Ruchell Cinque Magee was just released from prison after 67 years caged!

On July 15, 2021, Ruchell was denied parole for the 16th time. In 2023, Ruchell Magee signed a petition for compassionate release after incessant work to challenge the legitimacy of his imprisonment.

Cinque’s return – a poem

After 67 years in prison Ruchell Cinque Magee has reached Freedom upon being released.

Letter from Dr. Tolbert Small to the family of Dr. Mutulu Shakur 

Whenever the oppressed pick up arms, Mutulu lives. Whenever our children and grandchildren resist tyranny, racism and oppression, Mutulu lives!

Dr. Mutulu Shakur presente

His service to the Black community wasn’t just in revolutionary activism, but as a doctor of acupuncture, where he treated addicted drug users and AIDS patients.

Humanity’s plea: Free Mumia

Jamal Hart Jr, the grandson of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, Zaire Saunders, the copy editor of the SF Bay View newspaper and writer Robbie Jackson were at an event on June 4 at the PSL office in San Francisco discussing the many injustices in Mumia’s case.

Death Row: Then and now

Independence and emancipation mean little if the prison system isn't abolished

Militant prisoners made zombies: Mental health politics of Ohio State Prison

Society must be transformed. The quality of life for humans must be increased with the system of mental health at the forefront for change.

Are you ready for World War?

There are no winners in a World War!

Bill requiring state to house incarcerated parents close to their children passes Senate Public...

AB 1226 requires an incarcerated parent or legal guardian of a minor child be placed in a correctional facility that's closest to their child’s home

In Haiti, ‘gang warfare’ is a cover for imperialist intervention

We think it’s time for people who are in the progressive and left movements to take a serious look at the importance of Haiti

California Legislature rejects $360.6M proposal for San Quentin Prison

California legislature has rejected Gov. Newsom's $360.6 million budget proposal for the expansion of San Quentin State Prison

Is Black-originated culture a social justice ‘warrior’ blind spot?

To see our powerful culture and its curriculum – rooted in Black history and self-empowerment – be denied in places where it is arguably needed the most is an affront in this otherwise activist driven environment.

‘Prison Lives Matter: Liberate Our Elders’ webinar Aug. 4-6

The holding of international tribunals, developing The People’s Senate, and organizing national strategy is how we gain our freedom.