prisons

"a sense of everyone feeling like, 'about time'"

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

"there seems to be little we can do"

Interview with an anonymous inmate at Harnett CI, Lillington, NC

One Hood United: Ganging Up on Oppression

This piece was originally written [in 2015], but Saleem was enthusiastic about it being used for this project. One Hood United is a youth movement of imprisoned activists that was inspired by Hip Hop activist Jasiri X’s One Hood Movement in Pittsburgh. More information about One Hood United can be found at http://www.onehoodunited.org

“To Struggle Means We’re Alive”: Prisoners Speak Out on Ferguson, Baltimore, and the Ongoing Revolt Against the Police

Scenes from the Ferguson uprising

Presented here is a series of interviews with and articles by prisoners on the recent wave of Black-led riots, uprisings, direct action, and protest against the police across the US. From Prisoners on Ferguson.

The Fire Inside

A collection of reports and analysis from prisoners and outside supporters on the September 9th 2016 prison strike, the future, and prisoner resistance in general

Freedom First!

A zine examining the role of prisoner resistance in prison abolition efforts, first hosted at the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee site.

Let the Crops Rot in the Fields

Important document from the Free Alabama Movement, setting out a strategy for direct economic action against mass incarceration.

Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down

Prison strike solidarity demonstration at RMC Lake Butler, FL.

During early 2018 prisoners across Florida are gonna “laydown” in nonviolent protest of the intolerable conditions in Florida’s prisons.

New evidence suggests refugee death in custody was not a suicide

Oury Jalloh

Fresh evidence in the case of Oury Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean refugee who burnt to death in police custody in Dessau, Germany in 2005, has revealed that he could not have set himself on fire, as claimed by German police.

Albert Woodfox Black Panther and Prison Organiser in his own words

Albert Woodfox a Black Panther member in Louisiana helped found the Angola Prison chapter of the party to help organise prisoners and resist violence and exploitation from the guards. In retaliation he was forced to spend over 44 years in solitary confinement. The longest solitary confinement term given out in the US prison system.