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How Abolitionists On Both Sides of the Wall Are Taking Action As Coronavirus Spreads

A round-up of how prison abolitionists are responding to the growing public health crisis and the particular challenges it poses to prisoners who cannot effectively self-isolate. This feature was first published by It's Going Down.

The Red Menace #5 Jan 1990

This issue includes articles on the ambulance strike, Paul Hill on the Hull 1976 prison protests and Peoples' Park protests in Berkeley 1969 and 1989,

After Isolation: Questioning the Effects of Solitary

An article by Texas inmates Noah Coffin and Patrick Rater exploring the long-term psychological effects of solitary confinement.

Staying Healthy, Staying Connected: COVID-19 info for prisoners

A zine created by Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross with information for prisoners about the coronavirus outbreak. Primarily in English with some Spanish sections, and designed for North Carolina inmates although most of the information will be applicable elsewhere.

Anarchist prisoner Eric King facing threats and intimdation against his family while preparing for trial

New documents filed in Eric King's ongoing court case reveal the extent of staff intimidation and threats toward Eric and his family. This information was first posted on his legal fundraiser page. Content note: the following text includes a discussion of suicide

Arles Prison Statement

Video recorded by 3 anonymous prisoners detained at the Arles prison in southern France, denouncing conditions in the prison system and the role of prisons and sentencing in society and its effects on incarcerated individuals.

No Hanging Here: The Case of Marie and Noel Murray

A pamphlet produced by the Murray Defence Campaign, protesting against the planned executions of Irish anarchists Noel and Marie Murray. Digitised by the Irish Left Archive.

Lucasville uprising prisoner Bomani Shakur on the US justice system

Bomani Shakur/Keith LaMar, a prisoner sentenced to death after being wrongly convicted of murder for his alleged role in the 1993 Lucasville Uprising, reflects on his experiences. First published on the Justice for Keith LaMar facebook page, and republished by Abolition Media Worldwide.

Racism and Close Supervision Centres

Close Supervision Centre prisoner Kevan Thakrar writes on racism within the CSC system. Taken from the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee site.

The Birth of Close Supervision Centres

An article by Kevan Thakrar, who has spent ten years in the UK's brutal Close Supervision Centres, on the origins of the scheme. Taken from the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee website.