prisons

The Fire Inside

A collection of reports and analysis from prisoners and outside supporters on the September 9th 2016 prison strike, the future, and prisoner resistance in general

Freedom First!

A zine examining the role of prisoner resistance in prison abolition efforts, first hosted at the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee site.

Let the Crops Rot in the Fields

Important document from the Free Alabama Movement, setting out a strategy for direct economic action against mass incarceration.

Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down

Prison strike solidarity demonstration at RMC Lake Butler, FL.

During early 2018 prisoners across Florida are gonna “laydown” in nonviolent protest of the intolerable conditions in Florida’s prisons.

New evidence suggests refugee death in custody was not a suicide

Oury Jalloh

Fresh evidence in the case of Oury Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean refugee who burnt to death in police custody in Dessau, Germany in 2005, has revealed that he could not have set himself on fire, as claimed by German police.

Albert Woodfox Black Panther and Prison Organiser in his own words

Albert Woodfox a Black Panther member in Louisiana helped found the Angola Prison chapter of the party to help organise prisoners and resist violence and exploitation from the guards. In retaliation he was forced to spend over 44 years in solitary confinement. The longest solitary confinement term given out in the US prison system.

What is a workplace? Race, workplace struggle, and the IWW

Factory committees, shop floors, collective bargaining, contracts. What do those words mean to you? Well, it depends on your life experience, of course. To me and other workers in my industry, those words have been associated with folks who have “real jobs.” You see, even though I work a real job in a real industry, all industries are not treated equally.

Tracing Louise Michel in the Pacific

Numbo, 1877

An extremely well-researched text by Paul Mason exploring exiled Paris Communard Louise Michel's time imprisoned on the French colony of New Caledonia in the late 19th century.

Sisters Uncut Occupy London’s Holloway Prison

Image credit @sistersuncut, flares on the roof of Holloway Prison

Sisters Uncut, a UK-based feminist group, held a week-long occupation of north London’s Holloway Prison in late May in response to conservative austerity policies that have had a damaging effect on social services for victims of domestic violence.

The Rise and Fall of the Angola Prison Chapter of the Black Panther Party: Herman Wallace

Wallace Wilkerson and Woodfox, the three leading Black Panther Militants

A short history of the forming of the only Black Panther Party chapter in prison, its actions and the repression dealt to its militants by prison authorities.

Contains references to sexual violence.