prisons

Heat-related conditions at the Allred Unit are cruel and unusual

Imprisoned writer Jason Renard Walker reports on the extreme heat conditions that come with summer in the Texas prison system, and how the administration turns a blind eye.

1953: Uprising at the Norilisk Labour Camp

Monument to victims of Gulag in Norilsk

Account of a mass strike by inmates at the Norilag Gulag against executions and enforced labour.

100 Inmates in Shakopee, Minnesota, Wear Blue to Support Demands Made by LGBTQ Prisoners

Inside Shakopee Prison on Saturday 25th June, prisoners wore blue - the only color they can wear without getting in trouble - to protest in favor of changes demanded by LGBTQ prisoners. This story was first published by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.

Prisoner found half-dead in bloodbath: Back to TDCJ’s houses of horror and staged gladiator fights

Prison journalist Jason Walker reports on the continuing practice by guards of staging “gladiator fights” between rival groups of prisoners.

Four Rhode Island Prisoners Punished With Solitary Confinement for Possession of Union Literature

The RI DOC (Department of Corrections) has held four men for over ten days in solitary confinement at the ACI (Adult Correctional Institution) for allegedly possessing union literature, according to a statement provided to the press. This story was first published by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.