Prisons: tear them down

EMERGENCY TWITTER/PHONE CALL ALERT! Alabama prison hunger striker beaten

On the morning of Jan. 4, a prisoner participating in the #Alabama11 hunger strike was beaten and bloodied by a…

January 5, 2021

Advocates demand action as largest women’s prison experiences COVID-19 outbreak

The following press release was issued Jan. 5 by the California Coalition for Women Prisoners   CHOWCHILLA, Calif.   There is…

January 5, 2021

Alabama prisons: ON STRIKE!

Occupied Muscogee Creek / Cherokee / Yuchi / Choctaw / Shawnee / Chickasaw land As of Jan. 1, 2021, incarcerated…

January 5, 2021

Exonerate Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Donald Outlaw became the 17th exoneree in three years in Philadelphia, when his 2000 murder conviction was overturned Dec. 28.…

January 4, 2021

What prisons are like during COVID lockdown: interview with a Pennsylvania incarcerated worker

Philadelphia Since the start of November 2020, more than 3,000 incarcerated workers and at least 1,200 guards and staff have…

December 27, 2020

A new chance to challenge murder conviction: court rejects ‘evidence-free’ effort to block Mumia appeal

By Dave Lindorff The following slightly edited article first appeared in ThisCantBEHappening.net on Dec. 22. Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prison journalist…

December 27, 2020

Demonstrators besiege California prison HQ: ‘Mass releases now!’

Sacramento, Calif. Dec. 17 — Under the banner “From Balloons to Bullhorns,” an angry group of protesters converged on the…

December 24, 2020

Death Row, Texas: A lonely birthday for innocent Rodney Reed 

Bastrop, Texas Rodney Reed’s family and supporters had a press conference and rallied outside the Bastrop County Courthouse, with its…

December 24, 2020

Black Panther in struggle: The continued imprisonment of Russell Maroon Shoatz

Since 1972 -- nearly half a century ago -- Russell Maroon Shoatz has languished in a prison cell built on…

December 23, 2020

COVID and prisons: No walls, no borders in the workers’ struggle

Texas “It’s a nonviolent protest going on right now because the officers [in an unnamed Texas prison], in the middle…

December 22, 2020