Governor Andrew Cuomo. Credit: NY State Government.
01 May 2020

New York Is Denying Incarcerated Women Food, Says Grassroots Coalition

Incarcerated women at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility say they are being denied food, according to Survived and Punished New York.

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30 Apr 2020

Dissenter Weekly: Whistleblowing Employees Say Bureau Of Prisons Misled Public On COVID-19 Response

On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower complaint submitted by Regina Warren, the president of AFGE Local 1006, on behalf of 400 correctional officers in Texas. The officers allege the Bureau of Prisons knowingly misled the public on the agency’s response to the coronavirus. 

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28 Apr 2020

Interview With Brad Schreiber On ‘Music Is Power’: Part 3—Black Sabbath, Gil Scott-Heron, Public Enemy

Covering around a century, Music Is Power is a book by Brad Schreiber that takes readers on a tour of music that challenged social injustice and spoke to the masses during uncertain times. Schreiber is an award-winning author, journalist, and screenwriter, whose past books include Death In Paradise, Becoming Jimi Hendrix, and Revolution’s

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Cook County Jail in Chicago, IL. Photo by Darius Norvilas on Flickr.
27 Apr 2020

Federal Court Orders Social Distancing Measures At Cook County Jail, Site Of One Of Largest Coronavirus Clusters

A federal court ruled that the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has failed to protect detainees at Cook County Jail from the spread of the coronavirus and issued an injunction, however, the court declined to order the convening of a three-judge court for the release of detainees.

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24 Apr 2020

Judge Rejects Reality Winner’s Request For Release As COVID-19 Spreads At Women’s Prison

Federal Judge Randal Hall rejected NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s request for release from a federal prison. Hall contended Winner is in a “medical prison, which is presumably better equipped than most to deal with any onset of COVID-19 in its inmates.”

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Dr. Johanna Fernández
24 Apr 2020

Beyond Prisons: COVID-19 Hoax Against Mumia Abu-Jamal Supporters feat. Johanna Fernández

Dr. Johanna Fernández joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss a hoax on supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who were told he was hospitalized for COVID-19.

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23 Apr 2020

Journalists Are Essential Workers, Help Us Support Them During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shadowproof needs your help raising money for freelance journalists covering COVID-19’s impact on health care, labor, prisons, and more.

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22 Apr 2020

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘No Más’ By Irreversible Entanglements

Irreversible Entanglements are a politically-minded avant-garde jazz ensemble formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who joined forces to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after New York police murdered Akai Gurley. Shortly after their performance,

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Soledad State Prison (CDCR).
21 Apr 2020

Beyond Prisons: COVID-19 Dispatch From California Prison

“Alice,” whose husband is incarcerated in California, joins Beyond Prisons to discuss how California prison officials are handling COVID-19.

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21 Apr 2020

Despite COVID-19 Risks, Justice Department Opposes Compassionate Release For Reality Winner

The Justice Department opposes the compassionate release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from federal prison despite her risk of contracting COVID-19.

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