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Asthmatic Prisoner Doused with Pepper Spray, Refused Medical Care, Dies: Just Another Day in the Texas Prison System

Outside support activists have learned of another Texas prisoner dead, due to a combination of guard brutality and medical neglect. For three consecutive nights medical staff were summoned to the cell of Christopher Woolverton, at the Clements Unit in Amarillo, because he was lying on the floor barely responsive. Finally, …

Kevin Rashid Johnson Emergency

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is a New Afrikan Communist prison organizer and intellectual in the United States and one of the founders of the NABPP-PC (New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter). He has spent most of his adult life in the prison system and continually been subjected to political repression and …

Inmate Dies During Hunger Strike at California’s Corcoran State Prison

Inmate Dies During Hunger Strike at California’s Corcoran State Prison This troubling news reposted from Solitary Watch:  News of a death in Corcoran State Prison’s Administrative Segregation Unit is emerging as an underreported hunger strike in the prison’s ASU comes to a close. Inmates in the ASU are held in …

“Marilyn Buck died today…”

Marilyn Buck died yesterday, surrounded by friends in Brooklyn. As comrade Judy Greenspan tells us: Marilyn died today not in the hospital but at Soffiyah Elijah’s house, her close friend and attorney with her friends around her. The federal bureau of prisons and the U.S. Criminal injustice system killed Marilyn …

Woman Dies in 107-Degree Cage in Prison: SWOP Remembers Marcia Powell

Reposting this important piece from Bound not Gagged: Woman Dies in 107-Degree Cage in Prison: SWOP Remembers Marcia Powell For Immediate ReleaseContacts: SWOP-USA 1-877-7… ext 2Liz Coplen- SWOP-Tucson Peggy Plews- Arizona Prison Watchinfo@swop-tucson.org freemarciapowell@gmail.com On Friday December 18th sex workers from around the country are gathering to remember Marcia Powell, a …

[Red Army Faction] The Stammheim "Suicides"

“Gudrun, Andreas and Jan were tortured andmurdered at Stammheim prison” the last in a four part series on the events of October 1977, which culminated in three deaths in Stammheim prison exactly thirty years ago today… The Stammheim “Suicides” (1) In previous installments we have seen how the Red Army …