On June 23, 20-30 prisoners at SCI Phoenix, a 3,800 bed state prison facility near Philadelphia, began a hunger strike. The strikers are protesting against the use of an Intensive Management Unit (IMU), or segregation unit, inside the facility.
On May 23, a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Pine Grove Correctional Centre, a provincial jail for women in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, with 12 cases (7 prisoners and 5 staff) documented on May 27. The outbreak comes after a year of consistent resistance on the
Documents newly obtained by Perilous demonstrate an effort on the part of the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) to surveil and compile intelligence on protestors fighting for an end to police violence and racism in Tucson.
For years, Washington's only immigration detention facility, the NWDC has amassed considerable criticism on its operations.
For the second time this year, prisoners at the City Justice Center in Downtown St. Louis, MO have staged a protest demanding their rights. On Sunday night, prisoners smashed through the glass of street-facing windows and threw flaming debris to the street below.
Chronicled in this special report are the 42 prisoners who, as of press time, had died of COVID-19 while serving time in Oregon state prisons. All were men. Some, serving long sentences, would have died in prison whether they contracted the virus or not. But many would have
Steve Martinez, a North Dakota activist who participated in the protests at Standing Rock, was taken into custody Wednesday after refusing to testify during his appearance before a federal grand jury in Bismark, North Dakota. Martinez is being held in the Burleigh County
On February 3, Standing Rock protester Steve Martinez appeared before a grand jury in North Dakota. The US Attorney's Office had subpoenaed Steve in an ongoing investigation into a 2016 incident in which another protester, Sophia Wilansky, was gravely injured. After refusing
A North Dakota activist was released yesterday after nearly 3 weeks in jail for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury. Steve Martinez, an Indigenous and Chicano activist who participated in the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on the Standing
By Gabbriel Schivone and Abby Stadnyk A former Saskatoon correctional prison guard is breaking ranks to speak out against the injustices he says he witnessed inside the provincial prison system during his 22-year tenure. Through his Youtube channel, Making Corrections,