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Liberate the Caged Voices: The rose began to grow from concrete

In this second part of Nube’s interview with Minister King X we learn how he found his own way through his unfolding Artivism to using art to bring the message in the struggle for true freedom.

Guards steal from a California death row artist and he gets...

CDCr fine tunes and perpetuates slave holder, racist dehumanization culture in the spirit of Empire.

Liberate the Caged Voices

Editor Nube Brown’s interview illuminates shared humanity and how Artivists formerly incarcerated Minister King X and 26-years currently incarcerated Keelo G work together to win release for CA elder freedom fighters and political prisoners.

California’s 2011-2013 Hunger Strikers ‘rocked the nation,’ but their Five Core...

An update of this 10th anniversary of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes from PHSS shows that the Five Core Demands are yet unmet by CDCr as prescribed by the Asker v. Governor of California settlement agreement thereby adding another year of court supervision.

Juneteenth 2021! The struggle for freedom continues

Juneteenth is a celebration of resilience, strength and beauty of Black people – and – a focus on our history and strengthening the momentum towards gaining freedom and dismantling new forms of slavery and anti-Black racism.

Liberate the Caged Voices

No one is coming to save us or our loved ones. Soon we move from the terror and inequities of 2020 into undeniably more of the same in 2021, and we are reminded that change is upon us, and up to us to drive our unstoppable force of We the People to use the truth we hold in our gut to join our incarcerated brothers and sisters to end the oppression of control and modern day slavery.

Who really is the ‘Worst of the Worst’?

Alfred Sandoval digs deeper into the label “Worst of the Worst.” Sandoval deftly explores how this label is applied as an apparatus sustaining fear of each other, us (out here) and them (in there), thereby deflecting attention away from those who aggravate and sustain oppression.

Soledad’s Black prisoners brutalized in 3 a.m. raid report guards warned,...

A group of Black Soledad prisoners document and denounce the violent and racist attacks by white guards against them and issue various calls to action!

Soledad warden ‘sympathizes’ with furious loved ones of 200+ Black prisoners...

200+ exclusively Black prisoners were brutally assaulted under Soledad State Prison Warden Craig Koenig’s command at 3 a.m. Monday – Tuesday Koenig reacted with a massive excuse binge after receiving numerous emails from the angry wives about their brutalized loved ones.

Seeking letters of support for SB 1064 to limit abuse of...

The California Senate Public Safety Committee will hold hearings on Senate Bill 1064, introduced by Sen. Nancy Skinner, on Wednesday, May 20, and letters of support are needed as soon as possible from both inside and outside prison walls. SB 1064 (Skinner) provides due process and procedural requirements for the use of confidential information gathered within the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCr) to provide more fairness to incarcerated people.

COVID-19: ‘More deaths are coming’ in California prisons, advocates warn

Families of incarcerated people and criminal justice advocates condemned the failure of state officials to act urgently in order to protect people in prisons, one of the populations most vulnerable to severe illness and death caused by the coronavirus.

Breaking COVID-19 news: Two prisoners report how California prisons’ contempt threatens...

Ivan Kilgore is retaliated against for speaking out about inhumane conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in California’s prisons, and Talib Williams denounces CDCr’s irresponsible handling of the crisis.

Asymmetrical tactics for surviving the pandemic at the Q

Malik Ali chronicles the atmosphere at San Quentin State Prison amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A plea to Governor Newsom: Don’t abandon elderly incarcerated people to...

It’s important we avoid using “violent criminal” rhetoric to justify abandoning thousands of elderly people, which endangers us all. And, it is no longer acceptable to put white folks’ fears ahead of the safety of Black and Latinx people.

Recommendations for release, transition and care for people inside

Following up on “Justice organizations call on California Gov. Newsom to act now to reduce COVID-19 risks in state prisons,” The Justice Collaborative sent these more specific and detailed recommendations to key members of Gov. Newsom’s administration.

Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved ... Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”

Officials ignored warnings before massive ‘gladiator fight’ at Soledad State Prison...

“The [Office of Inspector General] is over there watching these men kill themselves and they’re OK with it.”

CaliCarceration: My first 90 days out

by Marcus Bedford On January 17, 2019, I paroled. I would like to say that it was a smooth transition, but it wasn’t. I would like...

Rastafari speaks: Prisoners are nothing more than a paycheck in CDCR’s...

The CDCR continues to mislead the public in order to get whatever it is they want at that moment. In front of the cameras, they pretend to care, while using a lot of fancy words … like rehabilitation, honesty, integrity etc. … But in reality they don’t give a “blank” about prisoners.

California prisoners endangered by forced integration of snitch yards

On Dec. 14, 2018, families of prisoners and supporters traveled to Sacramento to rally in front of the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation’s (CDCr) headquarters against the CDCr-induced violence that many of their loved ones are experiencing. The next rally is Friday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m., in front of CDCr Headquarters, 1515 S St., Sacramento.
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