Republished from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
On Aug. 24, guards here at Florida State Prison (FSP) donned special “formal” uniforms of black pants, dark grey shirts and black neckties – their usual uniform consists of black pants, a light grey shirt and no necktie. The special occasion?
They were executing a man who was sentenced to die for a double homicide in 1987.
On Aug. 31, Shaka Shakur, political prisoner and inmate of Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, was involved in an altercation with two correctional officers. Jon Sexton, 71, was taken to the hospital following the incident when Shakur allegedly slipped his restraints and attacked Sexton with a sharpened piece of plastic.
On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19 others, calls across Amerika to remove Confederate monuments have intensified.
Information on yet another environmental hazard in Texas' crumbling prison system.
The following is an inmate account of what happened during the riot at the Norton Correctional Facility in Norton, Kansas on Sept. 5. This inmate was not a participant of the riot, but notes the abuses inflicted on all the prisoners during and following the riot, as well as the overcrowding of prisons throughout the state.
Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) in New York on Sept. 5, 2017.