prisons

End Prison Slavery in Texas Now! (2018)

A call to action for the new year from Comrade Malik

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead: Prison Struggles in the United States 2008-2016

Incarcerated Workers Take the Lead cover

In the last eight years we have seen a multitude of struggles: from hunger strikes to riots, from work stoppages in individual units to mass strikes across several prisons, from hostile gangs forming truces and challenging racial divisions to immigrant mothers (incarcerated with their children) refusing their meals and duties. Published by Houston Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Unity & Struggle.

"to storm all the bastilles"

An interview about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement, conducted with Luke O’Donovan, a young white man imprisoned for using a knife to defend himself against a gang of homophobic attackers during a party in Atlanta, GA. He [was] released from prison in late July 2016. You can learn more about his case at letlukego.org.

“I Wish I Could’ve Been Out There”

Interview with anonymous inmate at Maury CI, Maury, NC, about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Reflections and Reminiscence on the Murder of Mike Brown

Article about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement by Michael Kimble, a 49-year old Black, gay anarchist serving a life sentence for the murder of a homophobic, racist bigot. He has a blog and has been an active voice among prisoners at Holman correctional facility in Atmore, Alabama, where there have recently been several riots, as well as strikes in conjunction with the Free Alabama Movement. You can read more writings from him at anarchylive.noblogs.org

"I can’t even successfully lie to myself"

Article by an anonymous inmate at Swannanoa CC, Black Mountain, NC on anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ferguson, Baltimore, New York, Cleveland

Article on anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement by a prisoner who is an organizer with and member of the NC prison chapter of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (not to be confused with the New Black Panther Party). Party writings can be found at rashidmod.com.

"going back to basics"

Interview with Will Anderson, an elder in the Federal system who runs a prison literacy program for and with other prisoners, about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement. Inclusion of this material is not intended as an endorsement of Anderson's views.

"we can all relate"

Interview with an anonymous inmate at Marion CI, Marion, NC about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement.