Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Set Fire in Protest of Lack of Medical Care

By Blake Garrison On April 23, inmates in the solitary confinement unit at Allegheny County Jail (ACJ), notorious for its inhumane conditions, started multiple fires in protest of lack of medical care and the withholding of inmates’ medications. Representatives of the county and the jail tried to sweep the political nature of the act under the rug, leaving out the inmates’ grievances in public confirmations … Continue reading Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Set Fire in Protest of Lack of Medical Care

St. Louis: ‘We Want Court Dates!’ Inmates at City Justice Center Rebel Once Again

Photo credit: Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP By Ed Dalton Two months after a fierce uprising broke out at the St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC), inmates have once again revolted against the inhuman conditions and sluggish legal proceedings that have kept inmates languishing in state custody without court dates. Inmates have continued to press their grievances, including the gross mishandling of health protocols … Continue reading St. Louis: ‘We Want Court Dates!’ Inmates at City Justice Center Rebel Once Again

Austin: Activists Protest Jail Conditions and High Bails, Demand Inmates’ Release

By Josefina Morales This Monday, activists in Austin gathered at the Travis County Courthouse to bring attention to inhumane conditions prisoners are facing in local jails, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, demanding that judges immediately release all eligible prisoners as a COVID outbreak hits the Travis County Correctional Complex located in Del Valle. The action was organized by Red Aid, a group which fights for … Continue reading Austin: Activists Protest Jail Conditions and High Bails, Demand Inmates’ Release

Inmates Rebel against Inhuman Conditions at St. Louis Justice Center

Photo Credit: AP/Associated Press By Ed Dalton On Saturday over 100 inmates at the St. Louis Justice Center (STL JC) rose up against inhuman conditions. The rebellion began with the inmates, who live under constant repression, refusing to enter unsanitary and overcrowded cells. The state sought to further penalize those who resisted by transferring them to a medium-security facility known as the “workhouse”. On February … Continue reading Inmates Rebel against Inhuman Conditions at St. Louis Justice Center