Last Tuesday a huge crowd of supporters rallied after Albert Woodfox’s hearing to show solidarity with the Angola 3 and to demonstrate opposition for the cruel and unusual use of solitary confinement. Present was a broad spectrum of supporters from the faith based, activist, college and local communities. Woodfox has been held in solitary confinement, […]
Author Archive | Herman's House
2013 proved to be a tremendous year, both for Herman’s House and in the wider struggle to end the use of torture in our prisons. While we are still in the process of coming to terms with the triumphant release and immediate loss of Herman Wallace, his legacy continues to provide us with fuel to […]
When you visit David Wade Correctional Center (where Albert remains unjustly held in solitary confinement) unlike both Angola and Hunt, your car is searched when you enter and again when you leave. There are signs that state- “no cameras, no drugs, no alcohol, no firearms”. The guards mindlessly follow up the hand painted restrictions while […]
Dear Family, This year marks the 65th anniversary of adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorated by the world community each year on December 10th. With the theme “Confronting Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration,” the National Religious Campaign Against Torture invites you and your congregation, campus ministry, or […]
On the heels of Thanksgiving– and for most of the holiday season we will be confronted by many of the frustrations of everyday life– the mini-deaths we all suffer: heavy traffic, mother-in-laws, the competing pressures of over consumption and under realized dreams, the inevitable challenges of the unknown. These confrontations seem to escalate from the […]
Please check out the recording of Jackie Sumell’s Tulane Lecture 10/2013 as she critiques a system that does not allow for the possibility of justice, or the beauty of miracles. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Please listen to Jackie talk about Restorative Justice in the wake of Herman Wallace. #StopSolitary All Power to the People!
I had the great privilege of visiting with Albert Woodfox this weekend which is always an inspiring exercise in dialectics. As many of you know Albert is kept in solitary confinement at David Wade Correctional Facility which is in Homer, Louisiana. The drive to Wade is as difficult as it gets, it takes over 6 […]
Read about Jackie in the College of Charleston Alumni Magazine, get inspired, get involved– let’s build this house together! “When life is edited by tragedy, when the bullshit is pushed aside, when we have nothing left to connect with but our humanness people are amazing. There is ineffable good in the wake of life […]
Check out Jackie’s lecture & exhibition schedule It’s a work in progress but we want to ensure as many people as possible contribute to the momentum of this project, so that collectively we can end solitary confinement. #StopSolitary #PowertothePeople