Our brilliant Chicago comrades at NU Abolition & Northside Prisoner Letter Writing Coalition made this fact sheet to send to all your imprisoned friends and contacts. Please send and share widely! "Vaccine hesitancy in the Black community and prison populations is a result of decades of medical neglect and abuse and is a fair reaction … Continue reading Vaccine Fact Sheet
The Imprisoned Black Radical Tradition DEAR COMRADES, This is not Volume 3 of In The Belly, it’s a special issue. While ITB is regularly written primarily by imprisoned people, Editor-In-Chief Stephen Wilson wanted to share this document with you. It is a roundtable, a series of interviews, that he conducted with a group of non-incarcerated … Continue reading In The Belly Special Issue
By Stephen Wilson ‘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 Whenever you conceptualize social justice struggles, you will always defeat your own purposes if you cannot imagine the people around whom you are struggling as equal partners. Therefore if, and this is one of the problems with all reform … Continue reading Solidarity with Garrett Felber!
An Imprisoned Abolitionist Analysis of Our History is the Future by Nick Estes By Safear Before you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, take some time to learn the true history of the Indigenous people of America. In the mythology of American propaganda, the Indigenous are portrayed as characters in a story from the past. Have you … Continue reading Why Should Prisoners Embrace Indigenous Resistance?
ONE: What's so sad now a days these young men would rather fight someone over $5 then peacefully stand up for their rights and what they believe in. I must specify because these devils are crafty that everything I am doing and attempt to do in the future is PEACEFUL so I do not care … Continue reading Two Missives from a PA Prison, from Comrade Elliot
Comrades, Hello, my name is Antoine, better known as Indy. I’m a 28-year-old Black, Bisexual man, incarcerated in Pennsylvania. I am an LGBT activist and prison abolitionist. I’m serving an 8 to 20-year sentence and I’m 10 years into it. I have been in solitary confinement since September 26, 2017 on the allegation of assaulting … Continue reading Antoine Walker is on Hunger Strike
Two notes from Stevie on this plain retaliation... ONE: Charges: #33 Using abusive language to an employee and #35 Refusing to obey an order "On above date (10-28) and time (1150), Inmate Wilson was called to retrieve property being distributed to inmates who had purchased items. I/M Wilson had a pair of sneakers to sign … Continue reading A New Retaliatory Write-Up for Stevie, and Another Kangaroo Hearing
***PDF is at bottom of this post*** Hello comrades! We have just learned that everyone locked up in a US prison is eligible for the $1200 stimulus check. Remember that check? The one we are all supposed to be living on months later? Anyway, it's a lot of money for our friends, family and comrades … Continue reading Urgent: Stimulus Check Forms
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
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