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Oklahoma Mother Voices Concerns About Her Son
An Oklahoma mother shares her concerns about the transfer process of new inmates from other facilities, many of whom are infected with the Coronavirus. She worries for her son, whose risk increases with every new intake.
I knew I was dying. And I knew no one cared.
When I was beginning to have real difficulty breathing, I put a note out the door. It works like this when you are in the hole. You write a note on a piece of paper or whatever and slide it out the crack of the door about head-high. It sticks out like a flag and the next officer that comes by gets it. I wrote on a manilla legal envelope: "My name is [REDACTED]. I have COVID-19. I am dying. Is there anyone out there who can help me get to a doctor or to a hospital?"
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My Husband Being in Prison
"No one should be told that their love is too expensive." An affected single mother speaks out against the high cost of phone calls to her incarcerated husband. This is particularly worrisome, because he already suffers from issues with his health. The inability to communicate has left her feeling helpless and frustrated.
Important Stories: A Prison By Any Other Name by Michael Barajas
Michael Barajas' article "A Prison By Any Other Name" perfectly lays out the cruelty, greed, and dishonesty widespread in civil commitment centers nationwide.
Free Movement Conference
Propose a Track for Free Movement 2018. Free Movement is a Southern powered laboratory for creativity, freedom, and organizing taking place March 23-25th, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Parole Justice Victories and Next Steps
Thank you everyone for your incredible work these past few weeks. You made calls, wrote letters, and even visited your legislators on behalf of the movement for parole justice. The message we heard from many in Albany is that your voices were loud, clear and persistent. We write with exciting news and an update on […]
Women in Need of Freedom: The Women of the MOVE 9
The seven remaining members of the MOVE 9 -- Debbie Sims Africa, Janet Hollaway Africa, Janine Phillips Africa, Delbert Orr Africa, Michael Davis Africa, Charles Sims Africa, and Edward Goodman Africa -- have been incarcerated since 1980.