Keith Baxter is evidence that as a society we must revive the compassion necessary to validate our humanity and leave no one behind. Every heart counts.
Britney Gulley eloquently describes the prison we each one of us inhabits to whatever degree we allow, as we alone and in community are the masters of the prison we choose to call home.
Shaka Shakur makes crystal clear that freedom is not given. Freedom is taken and the price is high. The will of the oppressor to protect property and power is vicious and relentless. To win freedom, we must commit to the courage to take it.
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!
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: While you’ve been busy reopening the state for business, via your Michigan Safe Start plan, the COVID-19 pandemic is exploding like a biological time-bomb in Michigan’s aging and overcrowded prisons, with a 50 percent infection rate among state prisoners confirmed by recent news broadcasts. Your current plan to expedite the parole of state prisoners who are past their earliest release dates will, at best, only release a thousand prisoners, more or less.
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.
Malik Ali chronicles the atmosphere at San Quentin State Prison amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
System-impacted women and girls are now leading the criminal law reform ... showing the American public and policymakers that previous beliefs on punitive punishments and “rehabilitation” are wrong.
On this 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program, let us meditate on the incredible legacy of the original Black Panther Party. Although this is a plea for help and a call to action, this piece is also a dedication.
"In Ohio prisons, maggots were also found in Aramark’s foods." | Corporate profit and Aramark's starvation diets
Prisons are not the place for the promotion of peace, especially in their maximum security and solitary confinement housing units.
The death toll inside Texas State Prisons continues to rise with no relief in sight. There is such a thing as perception management and “controlling the narrative.”
Every one of the [National Prison Strike] demands is addressed in Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform plan.
Shonte insists that this incident is part of an ongoing saga of discrimination and profiling by Ida B. Wells staff and alleges that her daughter was targeted and had been searched over a dozen times the previous year.
“They made me shower in shackles right after I gave birth.”
Sisters and Brothers, there is nothing more important to me than the children! Nurturing and educating our children is one of the most important things that we can do.
We declare all elections not based upon full universal suffrage to be invalid and powers not derived from the consent of the governed to be usurpations.
The persistent turnouts of people’s power community outrage each week compelled New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his attorney general to announce in early May that they had scrapped plans to build the youth prison at the planned site.
Re-empowering the disenfranchised with their Right2Vote provides us with a ‘voice’ and an opportunity to take part in a democracy which has failed us for decades.
These medical emergencies occur many times a day, causing stress and frustration with all prisoners. They affect our physical and mental wellbeing. It is dehumanizing. We have to wait to be allowed to walk to a medical area that treats prisoners for minor medical problems without using the emergency code for help, "man down."