prisons

British Justice On The Run

Wildcat article from 1992 on the implications of recent successful campaigns to free victims of miscarrianges of justice.

Plus prisoner support including, controversially, Albert Dryden who shot dead a local council employee.

We do not agree with everything in this article but reproduce it for reference.

Interview with Chicano anarchist political prisoner Xinachtli (Alvaro Luna Hernandez)

An interview with Xinachtli, a Chicano anarchist communist political prisoner serving a 50-year sentence in the Texas prison system after defending himself from an armed police officer. This interview was originally broadcast as an audio segment by The Final Straw Radio Show, who also formatted it as a printable zine.

Hot Summer in Greece: The Lockdown Abates—the Struggle Continues

In this update, our correspondents in Greece describe the state of the anarchist movement following the easing of the lockdown and review the court cases that remain from the last year of struggle. This report was first published by Crimethinc. Content warning: this article contains mentions of domestic and sexual violence.

United We Stood: Writings and Analysis from the Vaughn 17

A collection of new writings and analysis from the Vaughn 17, a group of prisoners who faced charges following an uprising at the James T. Correctional Center in Delaware. Most of the Vaughn 17 are still being held indefinitely in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania. This zine was first posted at It's Going Down.

Statement from John Paul Wootton for June 11 day of solidarity

A statement from John Paul Wootton, an anarchist prisoner and former Irish Republican, for the June 11 day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners.

A Day In The Life

An anonymous middle class English woman writes about her experiences during a brief stay in prison after being arrested at a demonstration against US Secretary of State Alexander Haig's 1981 visit to Berlin.

An interesting article in the context of the counterculture of the time, though it is doubtful that this was representative of the experience of working class German prisoners then.

Originally appeared in Bar Fax.

Shut Em Down 2021: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

An interview from the Final Straw Radio with Comrade Chux, a member of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. JLS is an autonomous network of incarcerated activists from across the so-called US. Chux discusses the call for this year for folks on the outside to engage for Abolition on August 21 and September 9th, Abolition, Black August and other topics. This interview is available as a printable zine.

No Matter How Difficult - Julio "Comrade Z" Zuniga

Texas anarchist prisoner and IWOC member Julio "Comrade Z" Zuniga writes on the struggle against the Texas prison system. This article was first published by Mongoose Distro.

May Day in Ft. Leavenworth: Socialist, IWW, & Anarchist Prisoners Celebrate (1919)

An article from the Liberator newspaper, describing how socialist, anarchist and IWW prisoners celebrated May Day at Fort Leavenworth in 1919. This article was made available online by We Never Forget, and the full issue of the newspaper can be found at the Marxists Internet Archive.