Incarcerated people in at least 17 states are expected to protest from August 21 to September 9 for humane living conditions, the end of prison slavery, and more
Victoria Law joins Beyond Prisons to discuss her work with imprisoned women and her book, “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women.”
On episode 10 of Beyond Prisons, we talk about Thomas Gordon, who is incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, a state prison in Delaware.
Prisoners at Delaware’s James T. Vaughn Correctional Center wrote an open letter to the warden and department of corrections, which includes a list of 22 requests addressing various problems at the facility. The list expands upon demands made in February, when men in the housing unit, Building C, launched an uprising that lasted over
The first few weeks of 2017 saw prison uprisings in Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California.
Kinetik Justice Amun, one of the incarcerated leaders of the Free Alabama Movement who was a prison national strike organizer, fears for his life after he was brutally beaten and maced by officers at Limestone Correctional Facility on December 2, 2016. According to It’s Going Down, Kinetik was handcuffed and escorted
Advocates say prison officials at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama turned off the water to Kinetik Justice Amun’s solitary cell after he initiated a hunger strike. Officials then transferred him to the Limestone Correctional Facility, which has a “behavioral modification program” known among prisoners as a “hot bay” dorm in which prisoners
Jails and prisons across the country struggle to tamp down the sale and use of contraband cell phones. But for many prisoners, especially those involved in the national prison strike against slave labor, access to such technology is considered a lifeline. Prisoners in Alabama, South Carolina, New York, and other states use contraband phones
More details are finally being shared on what happened in the early days of a massive national prison strike that has now lasted for about a month.
Ohio prisoner Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan says he was recently threatened with disciplinary action by an investigator at the Ohio State Penitentiary for speaking on the National Public Radio program, “On Point,” about the September 9 national prison strike. Hasan, who is a Muslim spiritual leader on death row for his alleged