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,
Prisoners at Two Rivers CI are sounding the alarm as a deadly COVID-19 outbreak has spread throughout the facility. Negligent prison staff, and crumbling infrastructure are leading to unnecessary deaths and a public health crisis on the inside, prisoners say.
Remembering Anarchist Prisoner Brian McCarvill, who died of COVID-19 in Prison on his 68th Birthday.
by Abby Stadnyk On Monday, prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC) and the Pine Grove Correctional Centre (PGCC) in Saskatchewan, Canada went on hunger strike, engaging in a self-described “peaceful protest” against the deplorable conditions and government
At about 9 p.m. Sunday night, law enforcement vehicles were staged at the entrance to McCormick Correctional Institution in South Carolina according to reporting by local News Channel 6. An hour later, local media outlets as well as prisoner-run social media accounts were
As of Thursday, 123 prisoners at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Correctional Service of Canada. In the midst of the outbreak, prisoners at the facility began a hunger strike this week with some reporting that the
In the midst of a massive COVID-19 outbreak throughout the California prison system and after a month-long hunger strike at one facility, supporters and family members of prisoners converged on several Valley-area prisons Sunday before staging a demonstration in front of the
A large disturbance occurred Tuesday in the H1 unit of the Stafford Creek Correctional Center in Shelton, Washington. The disturbance occurred following a use of force incident by staff, according to an email statement from the Office of Corrections Ombuds Director Joanna Carns.