Power to the people is in education, agitation, unification and organization, inside and outside, to build lives without oppression.
Discrimination with impunity by those providing housing to Black, Brown, Indigenous and poor people act not in service to the community, but in the name of profits over people.
The powerful judgement-based, experience-barrren Parole Board is a kingpin of the prison industrial complex system and a blatant indictment against the lack of humanity as incarcerated humans with eligibility for parole dates specified at sentencing are arbitrarily and diabolically denied time and again without just cause, inflicting pain, suffering and damage to prisoners, their families, communities and society at large.
When you’ve got the tail of the snake in your hand, it’s going to try to bite. And that’s just what GEO Group and BOP did when SF Bay View editor in chief Keith “Malik” Washington told the truth to protect the safety of his people and his community – using his First Amendment right and commitment to integrity. Commitment to integrity and rights are not where BOP or GEO Group like to play, as they have demonstrated.
Demand justice! Demand respect! Demand humanity! Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, made a target of abusive and retaliatory practices back in May for publicizing the dangerous, inhumane and unsanitary conditions perpetrated upon himself and fellow prisoners at Pendleton Correctional Facility, continues to suffer retaliation for speaking truth!
During outside recreation, as we all were locked in individual dog cages that are side by side, I initiated a conversation into what we read in “Democracy Denied.”