Photo: Eric King in a four-point restraint (Source: Government Case File) By David Martinez In 2018, Eric King, a political prisoner from the Ferguson Uprisings for Black lives, was assaulted and tortured by prison guards, who put him in a four-point restraint, splayed-out for five hours, while interrogating him. It was reported last week that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) destroyed some video evidence of … Continue reading Guards Torture Political Prisoner Eric King, Bureau of Prisons Destroys Video
By Maya Luna Community members protested outside the Ventura County Courthouse on Monday, where a Superior Court judge would decide whether or not to reverse the conviction of Ignacio Ixta Jr., who had already served 11 years of a 35-years to life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison for the conviction of attempted murder. By the end of the protest it was announced to the … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served
By Blake Garrison Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) is notorious for its mistreatment of inmates. This year, its response to Covid-19, and its use of the pandemic as an excuse for abuse, has endangered lives and further dehumanized those imprisoned, many of whom have not been charged with crimes. ACJ attempts to justify repressive policies like “visitation restrictions” and “isolation” as being necessary to protect the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Raise Outcry Against Increased Repression During Pandemic
By Serran Soledad On Saturday, a protest was held outside of the Ventura County Jail in response to an outbreak in which 81 inmates tested positive for Covid-19. As court dates have been delayed and legal resources have been kept from inmates due to the strict lockdown put in place, many have been held indefinitely without being found guilty of a single crime. The action … Continue reading Oxnard: Protest Denounces Ventura County Jail Amid Covid Outbreak
By Felipe Vera Los Angeles sheriff deputy Christopher Hernandez, who was present during the shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado in Gardena, California, has recently been accused by civil rights attorneys of being a member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) gang the “3000 Boys.” Attorney Humberto Guizar, representing other civil rights attorneys, claims that the murder of Guardado was a deputy gang killing. On … Continue reading Los Angeles: Sheriff Involved in Police Murder Accused of Membership in Police Gang
By the Editorial Board June 19 marks the Day of Heroism for revolutionaries all over the world; a day where resistance to state repression and genocide are observed in the example of the prisoners of war in Peru, who bravely fought to the death against the state’s genocidal plan in several prison uprisings. The Peruvian state finalized its plans for the genocide of the prisoners … Continue reading Glory to the Day of Heroism!
By Nélida Tello As conditions continue to worsen and no effort is made to release and protect inmates, resistance has been brewing and inmates in both the US and across the world have been inciting rebellion from their cages. At Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas dozens of inmates rioted, looting guards’ offices, breaking windows, and setting fires ablaze within the prison. At a Washington State … Continue reading Prisoners Rebel Against Conditions Exacerbated by COVID-19