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It Should Tell You This

Reginald Sinclair Lewis

I am Reginald Sinclair Lewis, and this piece is called “It Should Tell You This.”  I first learned about Larry Krasner’s campaign running for office for this Philadelphia district attorney in the Philadelphia Sun, a… Full Transcript

Frackville’s Systemic Water Crisis

Bryant Arroyo

On October 26, 2017, the town of Frackville, Pennsylvania sat down to Schuylkill County Water, Municipal water source, and switched over to SEI fright mill prison’s water preserve tank. Staff indicated the Schuylkill municipality was… Full Transcript

Family Day Program Fails to Deliver

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

The long-awaited Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC) Juvenile Lifer Program’s “Friends Family Day For Child Lifers” was held in late October at SCI-Rockview for the 31 Child Lifers at that institution. Attended by officials from… Full Transcript

DN Interview Amy Goodman

Denial of Transfer Prevents Representation

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana held that mandatory Life-Without-Parole (LWOP) sentences were unlawful for child homicide offenders and required trial courts to provide child homicide offenders a… Full Transcript

Cetewayo Freed from the Hole

Mumia Abu-Jamal

On the white card above his cell door, the name Arthur Johnson is typed, followed by his prison number. Johnson has been held in solitary confinement in half a dozen PA prisons, since 1979, late… Full Transcript

Courts Ruling in Mumia Exposes PA Dept of Corrections’ Modern Tuskeegee Experiment

Maroon Prevails

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again.… Full Transcript

Lethal Substandard Medical Care Provided in the PA DOC

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ (PDOC) best kept secret from the public, is its dreadful alliance with Wexford Health Corporation in providing lethal sub-standard medical care to prisoners. Since the PDOC handed its healthcare sector… Full Transcript