GOOD FAITH, BAD FAITH – URGENT HOLIDAY UPDATE: MAROON’S PROCESS OUT OF SOLITARY THWARTED BY PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS It is with some surprise and sadness that we must report that once again the progress of wrongfully incarcerated Russell Maroon Continue reading ACTION ALERT: MAROON’S RELEASE FROM SOLITARY THWARTED BY PA DOC
Democracy Now! recently broadcast a program dealing with aging political prisoners, and the elderly prison population more generally. The program specifically discussed the cases of Lynne Stewart, the Angola 3, Seth Hayes, Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz, and Oscar López Rivera. Videos Continue reading Democracy Now! Profiles Aging Political Prisoners
THE CAMPAIGN TO FREE LORENZO JOHNSON DELIVERS OVER 1,000 PETITION SIGNATURES DEMANDING PA ATTORNEY GENERAL DISMISS THE CHARGES! Lorenzo’s mother; daughter; Bret Grote; wife, Tazza December 18, 2013, Harrisburg, PA. Over 1,000 petition signatures and letters were delivered to the Continue reading Campaign to Free Lorenzo Johnson delivers over 1,000 petition signatures demanding dismissal
Journalists, a professor, and a group of prisoners brought a civil rights lawsuit against Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) officials on Monday, December 9, asserting that prison officials violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in restricting Continue reading Free Speech and Historical Truth in the Case of the Lucasville 5-plus: Journalists and prisoners file lawsuit against censorship in Ohio prisons
National Lawyers Guild – Solitary Confinement and Political Prisoners: The Use of Prison Isolation in Policing Radical Politics. San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 25, 2013. Moderator: Bret Grote (Executive Director of the Abolitionist Law Center) Panelists: Jihad Abdulmumit (Co-chairperson of Continue reading Panel Discussion: Solitary Confinement and Political Prisoners (Video)
By Daniel Arkin, NBC News A group of Pennsylvania prison inmates who claim they were savagely beaten and abused by guards while held in solitary confinement three years ago are due in court Monday on charges that they sparked Continue reading Pennsylvania solitary confinement inmates charged with rioting due in court
To: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane Office of the Attorney General, 16th Floor Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17120 Lorenzo “Cat” Johnson is an innocent man. But he has spent most of the past 18 years serving a sentence of Continue reading SIGN THE PETITION TO FREE LORENZO, NOW!
We are excited to announce the first fundraising drive of the Abolitionist Law Center! The Abolitionist Law Center is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class Continue reading Support the Abolitionist Law Center!
Lynne Stewart is one of the best known peoples’ lawyers in recent history. After a long career fighting against state repression on behalf of her clients, she’s now being held in a federal prison-hospital in Texas, where she is receiving Continue reading Lynne Stewart on the Steady Evisceration of the Right to Counsel
SAN JUAN, Oct 25 2013 – The struggle against the torture of solitary confinement is an urgent necessity in building liberation movements in North America. That was the message conveyed to attendees of a major panel on political prisoners and Continue reading National Lawyers Guild Panel on Political Prisoners & Solitary Confinement