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Black Cross: A Proposal for an Abolitionist Prisoner Support Group

A proposal for a Black Cross, an abolitionist prisoner support group that seeks to abolish prisons and police.

To Libertarians - Guy Debord/International Friends

A text on solidarity with libertarian prisoners in Spain, written by Guy Debord and circulated under the name "International Friends". This translation taken from Not Bored!, PDF version found at azinelibrary.org.

Jalil Muntaqim tests positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in New York

An update on Jalil Muntaqim, an elderly Black Liberation prisoner and former Black Panther who has been infected with Covid-19 in prison after the New York Attorney General deliberately blocked his court-ordered release on medical/humanitarian grounds. This story was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

The joy of [censored]: A brief glimpse inside the murky world of JPay

A brief look at the absurdities of a public-private censorship partnership.

Failed Response to Coronavirus in Indiana Prisons (Pendleton Correctional Facility)

An article by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson exposing how Indiana prisons have responded to the pandemic. Since this article was first written, a hunger strike has broken out over the conditions described here.

Detainment is Death in the Pandemic!

Inmates and persons deprived of liberty are at high risk of dying due to COVID-19. The state's campaign of mass arrests and detainment of so-called quarantine violators risks spreading the disease to detainees. As it is the poor who bares the brunt of the state's policing and incarceration, prisons and police must be abolished as they mostly only target the poor.

What Is Holding Back the Formation of a Global Prison Abolitionist Movement to Fight COVID-19 and Capitalism?

An article from Frieda Afary and Lara al-Kateb of the Alliance of MENA Socialists, arguing that "Effectively fighting the COVID-19 pandemic demands a global prison abolitionist movement based on opposition to all forms of exploitation and domination... We hope to spark discussion with prison abolitionists around the world, so that we can make a difference at this critical moment." This article was first published in Spectre Journal.

The Delivery of Newgate 6 June 1780

The burning, plundering and destruction of Newgate Prison

An entertaining account of The Gordon Riots, 18th Century black culture in London - and the invention of toothbrushes and locks.

By Midnight Notes Collective, 1985.

Prison Work Notes

A prisoner writes for Midnight Notes about the role of prison labour in keeping order.