prisons

Vaughn 17 Update & a Call for Support - September 2018

An update on the Vaughn 17, prisoners facing repression for alleged participation in a rebellion that took place in early 2017.

Under lock and key: I was thrown in solitary and punished for following the warden's orders

Jason Walker, a Texas inmate and outspoken writer and organiser, gives an update about the administration's continuing harassment and retaliation against whistleblowers. This piece is a sequel to his previous article about extreme heat and censorship.

The History of a One-sided Dialogue With Todd Ashker

Historian Denis O'Hearn writes about his relationship with Todd Ashker, one of the leaders of the 2011-2013 hunger strike movement in California prisons. This article first appeared in Counterpunch.

The Short Corridor: How the Most Isolated Prisoners in America Took on the System, and Won

An article from the LA Review of Books giving a history of the mass hunger strike movement that challenged solitary confinement in the California prison system.

Prison Strike Statement to the Press, August 28, 2018

A press statement from the prison strike media team, discussing coverage so far and giving a round-up of confirmed actions.

Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

An update from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, a Texas inmate and IWW/IWOC member facing serious repression for his organizing, including a censored article in support of the prison strike.

Comrade Malik speaks out on nationwide program of political repression against prison organizers

Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington writes about his own experiences of the nationally coordinated program of repression against prison organizers in the run-up to the August 21 prison strike.

Publicity images for the August 21, 2018, prison strike

A collection of publicity images that were created for the prison strike set to begin on August 21st, 2018, along with various photos of banners, graffiti, and protests supporting and publicising the strike. Mostly taken from the collection at https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/

Statement from protesting inmates at Burnside Jail, Nova Scotia

Inmates held at the Burnside Jail in Nova Scotia, Canada, have launched a protest in solidarity with the international prisoners' movement and articulating their own specific demands. Here is a statement they released to the press.