By Kendall Smith, incarcerated contributor Original artwork by Kristen Waters @cypresssomatic In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the lingering post-era of the murder of George Floyd, the Donald Trump presidency, the January 6th Capitol Riot, and
According to information released by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office and information gathered by a Reuters investigation last year, 2021 is now the deadliest year for the Pima County Adult Detention Complex since at least 2009 with one person dying in the jail about every
A movement is growing amongst detainees inside the Minnesota Sex Offenders Program in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Since mid-August, dozens of detainees held at the secure treatment facility have been meeting in the yard for rallies, speak-outs, and peaceful demonstrations. They
Admitted pipeline-saboteur Ruby Montoya filed a motion seeking to withdraw her guilty plea, claiming she was coerced into signing it by her previous attorneys, movement “leaders”, and her abusive father. The motion also claims that government agents may have taught Montoya
Protestors gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, WA Saturday to call for an end to immigrant detention. The demonstration was organized by La Resistencia, a local immigrant rights organizing group, in response to a national call for days of action
On July 13, more than 20 prisoners at the David Wade Correctional Center in Northern Louisiana started a hunger strike to protest their confinement under conditions they say are akin to torture.
Forty detainees at the Moose Lake Correctional facility in Minnesota began a hunger strike on July 4. This is the second hunger strike this year at the facility where detainees and advocates claim the Minnesota Sex Offendor Progam (MSOP) is unconstitutionally detaining
On July 1, prisoners at seven institutions across Canada engaged in a coordinated one-day solidarity fast in honour of Indigenous children who died in the custody of the Indian Residential School system, a carceral apparatus of church and state designed to “kill the Indian
A hunger strike by prisoners in Pennsylvania came to an official end on Sunday, July 4 after 10 days on strike. 12 people housed in SCI Phoenix, a state correctional institution in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania initiated the hunger strike.
Prisoners at six prisons in Canada have announced a coordinated hunger strike on July 1, Canada Day. The strike was organized in response to the recent recovery of over a thousand unmarked graves at residential school sites across the country.