prisons

1938-1956: The tragedy of Karaganda

The story of members of the CNT and other Spanish anti-fascists left stranded in the Soviet Union following the Spanish civil war.

Event to mark second anniversary of repression against San Salvador Atenco, Mexico

Report on the memorial of the victims of government repression in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico.

Rooted in slavery: prison labor exploitation

Article analysing the roots of prison labour in America.

Prisoner riot reverses smoking ban

A smoking ban at 18 prisons in Quebec was reversed this week after a riot by prisoners.

France: first suicide in new youth prison

A sixteen year old boy hung himself in his cell on Saturday.

Sherrybaby, dir. Laurie Collyer, 2007. Film review

Review of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s turn as a recovering addict.

UK: Prison officers in mass unlawful strike

Some 20,000 prison officers in England and Wales took illegal unofficial action on Wednesday 29 August against Gordon Brown’s public sector wage cuts and the disastrous overcrowding in prisons.

The gulag uprising at Vorkuta, 1953

An article, edited from News and Letters, outlining the uprising at the Gulag in Vorkuta in 1953.

Independent Israeli occupation resister released from prison

Tali Fahima at a press conference right after her release

After having served 877 days in prison on spurious charges, Tali Fahima, an Israeli citizen who independently crossed the lines with Palestine to befriend a chief militant and to initiate humanitarian work in the Jenin refugee camp, was yesterday released from prison.

Imprisoned Iranian trade unionist released

Mansour Osanloo

Mansour Osanloo, leader of the Iranian bus workers' union, was today released from prison on bail after being imprisoned since November 19th.