Prison Radio
  • 52 years old
  • 34 years of incarceration
  • Currently at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia

Table of Contents

  1. Commentaries
  2. Contact Info
  3. Biography
  4. Resources
  5. Gallery


Kevin “Rashid” Johnson has published 24 commentaries. Latest commentaries:
Title Duration Date
If There Were No Police 02:38 06/11/24
Assata 01:44 06/11/24
Cell Blocks: Young, Gifted, and Black 01:28 06/07/24
Earth’s Wretched Breaks Free 01:40 05/15/24
Black Woman and Man United 02:32 05/15/24
Racism Dies With Capitalism 01:22 05/15/24
Israel: A Society of Human Shields 02:29 05/15/24
How Prison Officials Manufactured Gangs (text)  03/04/24
Blue Lies Matter: How Courts Protect Abusive Cops and Prison Guards (Text 2023) 01/08/24

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Contact Info

Kevin Johnson #1007485

Red Onion State Prison

10800 H. Jack Rose Highway
Pound, VA 24279


 Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1971. He defended his dignity consistently from an early age. He was precocious in his academic skills but clashed perpetually with authority figures. He was in and out of disciplinary institutions already in his teen years, and has been uninterruptedly incarcerated since he was about 20. He continued his struggles while in prison, effectively representing his fellow prisoners in their clashes with guards. Over the years, his resistance evolved from direct defiance, toward litigation and political organizing. In 2005, he co-founded the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (NABPP) — Prison Chapter. Between 2012 and 2018, he was “interstate compacted” from Virginia to Oregon to Texas to Florida back to Virginia, and then to Indiana to Ohio and again back to Virginia. In 2020, splitting with the NABPP, he founded the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party. He has written numerous articles both on prison abuse and on political questions. These can be seen at, which also includes a “gallery” of his drawings. He is the author of two books: Defying the Tomb (2010) and Panther Vision (2015). Since October 2021, he has been suffering from cancer for which the authorities blocked treatment for 18 months. He currently writes poetry while working on his autobiography.


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Kevin Rashid Johnson’s Patreon

Prison labor is modern slavery. I’ve been sent to solitary for speaking out

Florida Prisoners Are Laying It Down

Rashid Johnson Faces “Inciting a Riot” Charge for Reporting on #OperationPUSH

Time on Ice: Florida Officials Torture Prisoners With Freezing Strip Cells

The Prison Struggle Continues (2018)

All Power to the People: The Kevin Rashid Johnson Interview

Defying the Tomb

Rashid Johnson: ‘Prison has always served a particular political function’

Retaliation for litigation: Virginia targets prisoners suing against solitary confinement

Retaliation for litigation: Virginia targets prisoners suing against solitary confinement

1. Complaint 02.05.24