This is a newsletter written by inmates, for inmates, to share experiences, and connect with one another. It is edited and printed by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Milwaukee branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Violence and injustice inflicted by the state, such as medical neglect, political repression and censorship.
In the late hours of Sunday, May 20th, Kansas Department of Corrections officials sent a special operations team, known in Kansas prisons as the "black suits," to the prison cell of Eric Sims, imprisoned in El Dorado Correctional Facility. They placed him in handcuffs and escorted him to a holding cell in another part of the institution, along with all his property.
A new article from Jason Walker giving further insight into the Texas prison system's campaign of retaliation against whistleblowers and organizers. This article is a sequel to his previous piece on extreme heat and censorship.
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! Today is August 26th, 2018. I'm holding on, not sure if my pleas for help are making their way out. Things keep on getting progressively worse here.
Comrade Malik exposes nationwide political repression program
by Keith 'Malik' Washington, Deputy Chairman, New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter)
"Any kind of act that's designed to delay or deprive you and me, right now, of getting full rights, that's the government that's responsible.
As organizers across the country step up preparations for the August 21st prison strike, prison officials and administrations will also be making plans for how to respond. Recent weeks have seen what appears to be a co-ordinated campaign of repression against prominent figures associated with the 2016 prison strike.
NOTE: This article was originally censored by the mailroom, on the grounds that the original version of the article mentioned Jason's affiliation with the New Afrikan Black Panther Party in the byline.
Deadly Extreme Heat & Deliberate Indifference inside Texas Prisons: The Culture of Neglect and Abuse Continues
“Plaintiffs allege that “sweltering temperatures inside buildings where [TDCJ] houses inmates”, including the Wallace Pack Unit, have caused at least twelve prisoners in the Texas prison system to die from heat stroke, and hundreds more prisoners to suffer from heat-related illnesses since 2011/ They (plaintiffs) allege that defendants (TDCJ) have done nothing to lower the temperatures inside t