Juneteenth

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with the proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free…” When Major General Gordon Granger issued the order above in Galveston on June 19th 1865, the Executive- President Lincoln was already assassinated but there was no twitter hashtag trending on their smart […]

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Compassion Opportunity

Fellow Lovers, Freedom Fighters & Kindness Seekers, One of the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, has been dealt another hard blow as his mother recently passed away. Sitawa is one of the courageous organizers of both the 2011, and 2013 hunger strikes and has been in solitary confinement for over 30 years. As […]

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#HASHTAG revolution!

Dear Lovers of Justice, As many of you know, Thursday April 17th marks the 42nd year of solitary confinement for the only  member of the Angola 3 remaining behind bars, Albert Woodfox. Although Albert’s conviction has been overturned 3-times by the courts — he remains in CCR (Louisiana’s version of Solitary Confinement). As a campaign […]

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Solitary Confinement in the US Senate!

Please join us if you are around! #stopsolitary For Immediate Release Contact: Max Gleischman 202.228.5244 February 11, 2014 DURBIN TO CHAIR FOLLOW-UP HEARING ON SOLITARY CONFINEMENT Hearing to Examine Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences of Prison Segregation Washington, D.C. – Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that he will chair a […]

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Supporters Gathered Outside the 5th Circuit Court

Legal Update: Albert Woodfox’s Jan 7th Hearing

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, […]

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Thoughts on the New Year: Habit Forming Enforcement

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 […]

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Human Rights Day, December 10th

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 […]

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