Incarceration

Update on Harold Gonzales, Michigan Prisoner Facing Retaliation

Earlier this week, a phone zap targeted the warden of Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility in Michigan, where Harold "H.H." Gonzales has faced stepped up retaliation. H.H. wrote that he has been singled out for even...

Hudson Valley, NY: Banner Drop in Memory of Samuel Harrel

On April 21, 2015, Samuel Harrell was murdered by a group of as many as 20 corrections officers known as the beat up squad at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, NY. Harrell, who was...

Riverside, CA: County Jail Hunger Strikers on 7th Day, Need Support

Detainees at Riverside County Robert Presley Jail are going without food to bring attention to conditions that undermine their rights and dignity. Their grievances have until now been ignored, leading detainees to organize this...

Chicago, IL: Solidarity With CCJ Jail Rebels!

On Saturday, April 15th, inmates at the living hell known as Cook County Jail (Chicago) set fire to new uniforms intended to mark off “problematic detainees who engage in sexual misconduct." According to mainstream...

Tacoma, WA: Support Hunger Strikers Fighting Worsening Detention Conditions Under Trump

A new group of immigrants have joined a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center, run by the private corporation GEO Group (GEO). In addition to the hunger strike, immigrants detained at NWDC are boycotting the...

Phone Zap: End the Retaliation Against HH Gonzales, Currently in Solitary Confinement

On September 10, 2016, many hundreds of people imprisoned at Kinross Correctional Facility in Michigan demonstrated peacefully in the prison's yard. Together they stood up against unendurable conditions ranging from low wages and inedible...

Kite Line #36: How To Write To Prisoners

Listen and Download Here Our focus for this episode is writing to prisoners. After some prison-related news, we speak with Lukah Revolt, who explains how she went from writing a few political prisoners to writing more...

The Closing of Rikers: A Survival Strategy of the Carceral State

INTRODUCTION On Friday, March 31, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio advocated the closure of the city’s notorious Rikers Island facilities. The mayor’s decision comes on the heels of a rise in political scrutiny surrounding...

#FreeBresha Week of Action

Listen and Download Here In this special bonus segment of Rustbelt Abolition Radio, we speak with long-time prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba about the Free Bresha Campaign. The campaign is asking supporters to organize teach-ins to #FreeBresha during...

Kite Line #35: Jailhouse Law

Listen and Download Here This episode is a conversation with Steve Garrett, who during his time in Ohio’s prison system, used the legal loopholes and statutes he learned to challenge the State on its own terms....