Vernon Gonsalves: Stop denying political prisoners the right to healthcare in Indian jails
On 8th September Vernon Gonsalves, one of the 16 undertrials in the Bhima Koregaon case lodged in the anda cell of Taloja Central Jail, was diagnosed with dengue and likely pneumonia.
Advocates applaud Parole Board’s decision to release 76 year-old David Gilbert
After nearly 40 years in prison, Gilbert transformed his life and the lives of countless others behind bars.
Harm reduction guided by the goal of the abolition of prisons and capitalism: an interview with former Direct Action member and ex-prisoner Ann Hansen
I am active with the Prison for Women (P4W) Memorial Collective which has been fighting for a Memorial Garden at the site of the now closed Prison for Women, and a Gallery where the women’s art and writing can be seen in order to give some context to their lives and deaths. We also agitate to improve prison and parole conditions as a harm reduction tactic in order to alleviate some of the suffering, but always within the context of the abolition of prisons and capitalism as the goal, the light that guides us through the darkness.
Prisoners use drugs. Stop trying to stop them
In 1985, Canada began drug testing the urine of federal prisoners. Prison officials had tried to stop people from smuggling drugs into prisons by banning Christmas presents and even deploying teams of gerbils to sniff out anxious visitors.
Mumia’s COVID-19 infection has been confirmed by prison doctors after initial denial
Mumia Abu-Jamal must be hospitalized. He has tested positive for COVID-19 and isbeingwarehoused in a completely inadequate prison infirmary. Given his age, 67, his liver disease, and his blood-pressure challenges, Mumia’s life is seriously in danger.
‘The Mauritanian’ rekindles debate over Gitmo detainees’ torture–with 40 still held there
“The Mauritanian,” directed by Kevin Macdonald, is the first feature film to dramatize how the war on terror became a war in court.
Incarcerated people and corrections staff should be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination plans
Some states are including correctional facilities in their rollout plans. All states and the BOP should do so-and put incarcerated people near the top of the list.
Instead of freeing elderly prisoners in response to Coronavirus, Cuomo created a prison nursing home way upstate
THE ADIRONDACK CORRECTIONAL Facility is tucked away in the mountainous North Country of New York State, less than a two-hour drive from the Canadian border. Three years ago, it was converted to incarcerate teens aged 16 to 17, automatically prosecuted as adults under pernicious state law. As of this May, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, all of the young people were transferred out of the facility: It will now serve as a nursing home prison.