Alabama Prisoner File NEPA Lawsuit Against New Prison Construction
Prisoners inside the Elmore and Escambia prisons, directly across from the new 4,000 bed “mega-prison” sites, resist construction alongside local nature enthusiasts
Reportback from on #NationalFreedomDay, Feb 1st 2021
The following text, pictures, videos and links give a glimpse at activity surrounding the February 1st #NationalFreedomDay call to action associated with the #CagingCOVID campaign. This effort included the organizational endorsement of 77 organizations, ranging from larger national groups such as the Human Rights Defense Center and Greenpeace, to smaller, local grassroots groups spread across […]
Prisoner advocates across the country call on DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke to address urgent pandemic conditions behind bars
Press Release For Immediate Release: January 28, 2021 Washington D.C. — Prisoner rights activists and abolitionists representing 70+ organizations across the country will be traveling to DC to hand-deliver a petition on Monday, Feb 1st, National Freedom Day, to the incoming head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke [pictured above]. […]
FAQ on How the DOJ Can and Should Act to Limit COVID-19 Spread in Prisons
FAQ on How the DOJ Can and Should Act to Limit COVID-19 Spread in Prisons UPDATED 1/27/21 THE ORIGINAL SOURCE FOR FAQ CAN BE FOUND HERE. CHECK FOR UPDATES. CONTENTS Where is this FAQ coming from? Why focus on the DOJ? What does the Office of the Inspector General do? Can people also file complaints […]
Feb 1st #NationalFreedomDay Organizing and Media Toolkit 
[This is a working document. Email for suggestions.] CLICK HERE FOR THE NEWER, UPDATED TOOLKIT The primary FB event page for news and updates is here. Please start engagement by inviting your contacts into this event so that they are getting updates and notifications as they come in. Sample messages for texts and emails: […]
State Repression, Criminalizing Dissent and COVID-19 Exposure in Bradford County Jail
Interview with Dami Feral, of the COVID-19 Hotline for Incarcerated People, who was arrested at December 6 FSP Noise Demo #ForKarenSmith Tell me about the demonstration and why you were there? The purpose of the demonstration was to bring attention to the dangerous and inhumane conditions in Florida jails, prisons, and detention centers. Nearly a […]
COVID Clemency Call to Action on February 1st “Freedom Day”
[UPDATES: Check out the Feb 1st COVID Clemency Caravan and Day of Action organizing and media kit to start plugging in; use the event page in this link to invite your network and communicate with others. Can’t make it to DC? Check out this call for decentralized actions] ————————————————————- As a new administration enters the White […]
NJ Signs Bill to Release Prisoners During Public Health Crises, Setting National Standard for COVID-19 in Prisons
NJ ACLU Press Release October 18, 2020 Gov. Murphy signed into law S2519/A4235, which lets people nearing end of prison sentences go home months early TRENTON – In a victory for racial justice and public health, Gov. Murphy on Oct. 19 signed into law S2519/A4235, championed by Senator Nellie Pou and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, to […]
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Prisons battling COVID-19 face another disease threat this fall
Reposted from The Verge  Sept 11, 2020 By Nicole Wetsman At the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Oklahoma, over 90 percent of inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Nearly every facility in the Oklahoma prison system has been touched by the virus, says Nicole McAfee, director of policy and advocacy at the ACLU of Oklahoma. She […]