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Love Not Phear at Luxemburg Conference 2022

Mike Africa Jr.

And every year, prisoners and civilians run and exercise together to talk about how we’re going to abolish the prison system here in America. There is much resistance. There is much resistance from prisoners. Prisoners… Full Transcript

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