Information & Technology Inside the Amerikan Dungeon

by Stephen Wilson & Michael Ness โ€˜The things prisoners wrote really jumped off the page.โ€™ 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

Weโ€™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

The Importance of Staying Connected

Across this country, there has been a tremendous outpouring of solidarity and love for imprisoned persons. We are thankful. As an organizer, I often talk about the need for connections across the walls. Our success is relative to the strength of relationships. In this time of crisis, the deepening and forging of relationships between imprisoned … Continue reading The Importance of Staying Connected