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Missouri Prisoner Uprising: Statement From Inside and Call to Action

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW union share a statement and call for support from within a Missouri facility that recently saw an uprising in response to drastic cuts in rehab programs and recreation time.

Interview: South Carolina Prisoners Challenge Narrative Around Violence At Lee Correctional Institution

Jared Ware interviews three South Carolina prisoners about the recent violence at Lee Correctional Institution and the upcoming national prison strike. This interview first appeared at Shadowproof.

Strike Breaks Out at Angola Prison As Momentum Builds for National Prison Strike

A report on a work stoppage at Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, and the upcoming call for a US-wide strike in August. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.

Reflections on the Guillotine - Albert Camus

The last public execution in France 1939

An essay written in 1957 arguing for the abolition of capital punishment.

Hog farms, toxic water, and more toxic prisons in Texas and beyond

Keith "Malik" Washington writes on the environmental impact of prison-run hog farms.

Occupied Zuccotti, Social Struggle and Planned Shrinkage

Pamphlet Cover

A pamphlet written during the height of the Occupy Wall Street struggles in New York City, which looks at how class composition and decomposition developed in the park. The pamphlet is composed of two pieces. First, a reflection and analysis of how class composition functioned in the movement space. The second part of the pamphlet is an interview conducted with Deborah Wallace looking at the history of planned shrinkage in New York City. Given this pamphlet is more than 6 years old, the specifics on resources available to people have changed over time - this pamphlet should be seen as a reflection at a specific point in time.

Call for a Juneteenth 2018 Mobilization Against Prison Slavery

Image credit: Michael Hogue

Fight Toxic Prisons and SPARC, the organisations central to the Florida prison strike that took place at the start of 2018, lend their support to a call for a day of action against mass incarceration on Juneteenth (June 19th).

WCH E3: The Angry Brigade, part 2

Angry brigade suspect's

Second of our two-part interview with John Barker, Angry Brigade prisoner, covering the arrests, the sensational trial, his time in prison and the political situation upon his release in the late 1970s.

The “Terrorist” Label And The Criminalization of Revolutionary Black Movements in The USA

Former Black Liberation Army field secretary and 19 year political prisoner Dhoruba Bin-Wahad on the limitations of claims of 'innocence' for political prisoners.

Call for solidarity actions around the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville uprising

As the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville prison uprising approaches, organisers have put out a call for solidarity with the survivors of the uprising, some of whom remain on death row.