ACTION ALERT: MAROON’S RELEASE FROM SOLITARY THWARTED BY PA DOC

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! Profiles Aging Political Prisoners

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

Campaign to Free Lorenzo Johnson delivers over 1,000 petition signatures demanding dismissal

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

Free Speech and Historical Truth in the Case of the Lucasville 5-plus: Journalists and prisoners file lawsuit against censorship in Ohio prisons

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

Panel Discussion: Solitary Confinement and Political Prisoners (Video)

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)

Pennsylvania solitary confinement inmates charged with rioting due in court

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

Lynne Stewart on the Steady Evisceration of the Right to Counsel

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

National Lawyers Guild Panel on Political Prisoners & Solitary Confinement

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