Incarceration

In Commemoration of the Attica Uprising and the Prison Strike

For the anniversary of the Attica uprising, and the one year anniversary of the 2016 nationwide prison strike, we dropped two banners in Queens by the Department of Corrections. We call on all those...

Incarcerated Workers #7

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), part of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), organizes prisoners into unions and support organizing efforts of incarcerated people. Check out their latest newsletter below.  Issue 7 includes...

Michigan’s Prisoners Reflect on Prison Strike from the Inside

Michigan’s Kinross Prison Strike: Reflections from Inside is an exclusive archive of audio interviews with people currently incarcerated in Michigan who witnessed and lived through the historic September 2016 prison strike. It is a...

Attica, Prison Strike, Millions for Prisoners, and Beyond

Listen and Download Here On the anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison rebellion we reflect on the intensifying political struggles behind bars by examining two extraordinary flashpoints: Amerika’s nationwide September 9, 2016, prisoner strike, and the...

Political Prisoner Birthday Poster for September 2017 Now Available

Every month, people with Prison Books put out a poster for political prisoner's birthdays. Perfect for letter writing nights, putting up, or handing out, check the text below for info on how to print...

New York: Update on Imprisoned Copwatcher Ramsey Orta who Filmed Murder of Eric Garner

After Ramsey Orta filmed the police killing of Eric Garner, he became a target for harassment and retribution from the NYPD, leading to his eventual conviction on trumped-up drugs and weapons charges. While the...

Asheville, NC: Graffiti Slogans Appear in Solidarity with #J20 Prisoner & Against Gentrification

September 7th happened to be the birthday of imprisoned J20 comrade Dane Powell. To catch some more info on Dane, check the link here. Instead of just sending a b-day card, it appears that...

Black Liberation Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes Still in Danger from Medical Neglect

In an message to the New York City Jericho Movement, made public on September 4th, Robert Seth Hayes, a long-term political prisoner incarcerated for his role in the 1970s black liberation struggle, confirmed that...

Attica Anniversary and Pre-Hurricane Phone Zap for Florida Prisoners

Repression for the September 2016 Prisoner Strike continues to this day. One example is Florida prisoner Julius Smith currently at Hamilton CI. His case represents an extreme but unfortunately common example of repression where...

Hurricane Harvey Leaves Beaumont Prisoners Stranded, Limited Communication with Outside Support

Beaumont, TX— If there is one thing those doing prison advocacy learn quickly, it’s that the official statements from prison officials never provide a full account of negative conditions and abuses. Looking into the...