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Without Pain, Risk or Sacrifice, Change is impossible

Dontie Mitchell

Economics is a very powerful motive towards driving mass incarceration. A lot of people are eating off of the arrest, prosecution, and the imprisonment of people in this country. If mass incarceration wasn’t practical do… Full Transcript

A Message to Black, Brown, and Poor People in Age of COVID-19

Dontie Mitchell

A message to Black, Hispanic, and poor people in this age of COVID-19 from Mfalme Sikivu, Executive Minister of UFD. Here we are, in 2020, still faced with the reality of racism and classism. The… Full Transcript

The Socialization of Anti-Social Behavior in Prison

Dontie Mitchell

“The Socialization of Anti-Social Behavior in Prison.” Yesterday, I was in the yard with two of my young [inaudible], Racks and Smokey. Both are 21 years old. We were having a conversation about them engaging… Full Transcript

Women of the Revolution: Janine & Janet Africa

Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Women of MOVE.” Several days ago, after discussion with sister Suzanne, I began thinking about a piece on the women of MOVE. This seemed especially timely after the recent release of several MOVE sisters: Debbie,… Full Transcript

The Truth Hurts but TRUE Works

Dontie Mitchell

In my last commentary, I talked about the TRUE program in the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Connecticut. It’s a program where young prisoners, 18 to 25 years old, are housed together along with a small… Full Transcript