Prison Reform

‘Intoxicating Freedom, Gripping Fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal On Life As a Black Panther

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently…

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is Back at Red Onion — and In Solitary

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
Kevin “Rashid” Johnson has been moved to Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. His lawyer’s office received a letter from him sent from Red Onion on Saturday. All Rashid’s property was transferred with him, but the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) confiscated it and won’t give it to him.…

Prisoners Endure A Nightmare ‘Gulag’ In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
BY AVIVA STAHL   JUN 19, 2018  (Madeleine Crenshaw / Gothamist) Half a block behind Manhattan’s federal courthouse, two blocks from City Hall, three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, and less than a mile from the hustle-and-bustle of Wall Street, sits a detention center that has been condemned by a United…

And Justice For All (Who Can Afford It)

Connie Hawkins passed away yesterday. I considered writing a little something about him. I was a big fan of “The Hawk” growing up for two reasons. He was the most spectacular basketball player I’d ever seen up to that point in my young life and word on the street in New York was that he’d […]

Lynne Stewart Birthday Memorial

To all my people in NYC, show support for civil rights hero, Lynne Stewart (and for everyone else, if you don’t know who she was, look it up…) From the Free Mumia NYC website: Join us as we celebrate Lynne Stewart’s birthday this coming Friday: Friday, October 6th 6:30-10:00pm ~ Doors open @ 6:00pm The […]

Help Requested For Political Prisoner Herman Bell After Brutal Attack By Prison Guards

The following is from the Free Mumia NYC website: Dear Friends, We are asking people to write letters to Anthony Annucci, Commissioner of New York Dept. of Corrections, making the following demands (a sample letter follows that we would like you to use): That Herman Bell be immediately given adequate medical screening and attention at […]

In This Corner…

Sometimes the world is like an insane, criminally dysfunctional boxing ring in which insidious corruption is the rule as opposed to the exception and the “referee” joins in the fight – for one side. “In this corner we have a sensitive, 69 year old political prisoner with the moral courage to stand up for his […]