Carta de Safear

Translated by Mariana and María Teresa 8/10/20 Abolicionista encarcelado Stephen Wilson fue llevado al hoyo (RHU) hoy. ¿Su crimen? Expresar al gerente de la unidad del bloque [de la cárcel] una preocupación. El problema era bastante simple. La mayoría de los días estamos encerrades en nuestras celdas por 19 horas y media. Cuando llega el … Continue reading Carta de Safear

A Letter From Safear

Imprisoned Abolitionist Stephen Wilson was taken to the hole (RHU) today (8/10/2020). His crime? Voicing a concern to the block's unit manager. The problem was simple enough. We are locked in our cells for 19 1/2 hours most days. When it is time for our recreational periods the guards let us out late and lock … Continue reading A Letter From Safear

Information & Technology Inside the Amerikan Dungeon

by Stephen Wilson & Michael Ness ‘The things prisoners wrote really jumped off the page.’ Illustration: Eva Bee https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/10/writing-to-prisoners-unlocks-more-than-you-would-think Information overload is truly a free-world problem. While people in free society must wade through various streams of news to decipher just what is really happening, prisoners are often left high, dry and uninformed. What is … Continue reading Information & Technology Inside the Amerikan Dungeon

Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: a conversation with Rachel Herzing

We’ve just packaged a prepared to mail some inside members copies of this great study resource, produced by True Leap Press. This zine was originally published in Propter Nos and Issue #29 of The Abolitionist: a publication of Critical Resistance   Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: a conversation with Rachel … Continue reading Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: a conversation with Rachel Herzing

The Fight Against Criminalization and Repression under the Guise of COVID-19

  Due to COVID19, the prison has us coming out for phones, showers, kiosks, meals and recreation in cohorts of 21 or 22 cells (roughly 38 prisoners per cohort). Initially, we were in cohorts of 5 cells with 45 minutes per cohort. Now we are in phase two. The problem is that while the cohort … Continue reading The Fight Against Criminalization and Repression under the Guise of COVID-19

Abolition in Action

Two months ago, a friend and fellow prisoner, prepared to max out her sentence. She is a Black trans woman who had to do her time in a men's prison: over two decades of time. The world has changed tremendously since she came to prison. I worried about her transitioning to the "free" world. She … Continue reading Abolition in Action