Violence and injustice inflicted by the state, such as medical neglect, political repression and censorship.
In a previous post, Jason reported on the murder of a fellow inmate, and how staff responded to his attempts at whistleblowing by raiding his room and confiscating everything he owned. In this update, he reveals how public support and solidarity following that earlier post was successful in forcing the administration to back off, and discusses some of the other tactics used to retaliate against him.
“To rise beyond the limits of protest, we must chart out our political intentions, organizational goals, and a larger vision about our direction. First, and foremost, militant self-defense, and the capacity for larger militant actions must be addressed at the inception of the organizing process.
On January 22, 2018, Reverend Joy Powell did a TV interview exposing the brutality of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (including the recent Fentenyl OD-related death of a prisoner there).
Jason Renard Walker shares information on, and calls for outside support in addressing, the unhygenic living standards at the Ramsey Unit in Texas.
Noah "Comrade Kado" Coffin reports on the conditions that allow the spread of Hepatitis C behind bars, and the Texas prison system's indifference to the disease.
A report from Rashid about Florida prison guards' use of extreme cold as a method of torture.
Murder at the Ramsey Unit, Texas: A Look at the Administration's Damage Control Efforts and Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
Jason Renard Walker reports on a recent murder at the Ramsey Unit in Texas, the staff negligence that contributed to the death, how the administration has attempted to control the situation, and appeals for help getting his property back after it was seized by staff punishing him for his attempts to expose the truth.
Audio Report: Officials Threaten Prisoners with Solitary & Gang Status in Response to #OperationPUSH
Karen from Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP), discuss #OperationPUSH.