July Book Discussion: Solitary by Albert Woodfox
Join us on Zoom on Thursday July 28th to discuss Solitary, the autobiography of Albert Woodfox, of the Angola 3. His book recounts over four decades of experience in solitary confinement and his reflections on the criminal legal system, institutionalized racism, solidarity, and the fight for freedom for himself and others. The meeting will include written reflections from incarcerated comrades who have spent decades in … Continue reading July Book Discussion: Solitary by Albert Woodfox
Urgent Support Needed for Comrade Malik
We are reposting this message from Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, in solidarity with writer and organizer Comrade Malik and his supporters. Bring Malik Home! ** UPDATE: Rather than Home Confinement, the Taylor Center is choosing repression and threats of Return to Custody as an outbreak spreads. See below for a copy of a document provided to Malik from facility leadership. Malik’s phone has been confiscated … Continue reading Urgent Support Needed for Comrade Malik
Dirty Darrington Phone Zap
PHONE ZAP! Darrington Unit is currently on an extended( 2 month long) lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are currently 7 confirmed positive cases and approximately 300 incarcerated people on “medical restriction” (lockdown) or “medical isolation”(solitary confinement) at the unit. Darrington Unit is not doing enough for prisoners’ safety amidst Covid-19. They are not even providing hand sanitizer or other basic sanitation supplies. Darrington … Continue reading Dirty Darrington Phone Zap
Fight Executions: Save Ruben
Take action to support a stay of execution for Ruben Gutierrez, TDCJ #999308, out of Cameron County. Continue reading Fight Executions: Save Ruben
TDCJ Uses Drug War Propaganda to Crack Down on Prisoner Support
TDCJ has changed mail regulations beginning 3/1/20. Under the premise of ending trafficking of drugs and phones into Texas prisons, TDCJ has launched “Inspect to Protect”(link), which means huge limitations on what can now be mailed to Texas prisoners. This change also essentially ends the ability of well-meaning individuals and prisoner support groups to send commissary to prisoners in need by limiting this ability to … Continue reading TDCJ Uses Drug War Propaganda to Crack Down on Prisoner Support
Save Ruben Gutierrez
Protest the execution of Ruben Gutierrez Saturday October 12th, 2019 at 11 AM- 1PM 1200 Franklin st Houston TX 77002 courthouse. Drinks provided. Shirts for sale limited quantities. Please join us in protesting the execution of Ruben Gutierrez wrongfully convicted as principle under the law of parties statute. His execution date is set for October 30 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/480984272683019/ Help from your home: Write the Board … Continue reading Save Ruben Gutierrez
Act now for Billy Crutsinger!
Solidarity Event Happening in San Antonio!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019- SAN ANTONIO Black August: Fighting to Release Kenneth Foster Time: 7:30 pm – 2 am Location: Reggae Bar- 826 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 https://www.facebook.com/events/1268819949953084/?ti=as Join family, friends, artists and activists who are holding this event to bring attention to Kenneth Foster’s situation, to his excessive punishment, and to the law of parties. The event will feature speakers, performers, music … Continue reading Solidarity Event Happening in San Antonio!
Following up AbolitionistConTX with more actions!
The first Abolitionist Conference of Texas welcomed dozens of people from around the state who were able to network and attend workshops and panel sessions on prison related issues. The conference was followed by a press release and successful banner action demanding that Harris County D.A. stop supporting Death Penalty prosecutions and setting execution dates. (Read here). Future actions: TXA, along with our friends … Continue reading Following up AbolitionistConTX with more actions!
Abolitionist Conference Tomorrow 5/18
Join abolitionists from around the state in Houston on Saturday 5/18! Abolitionist Conference of Texas May 18th, 2019 in Houston, Texas Centrally located. Accessible location with free parking. Conference from 10 to 7 @ Montrose Center (401 Branard St. Houston TX 77006). *Room 106. Topics include death penalty, prisoner support, ending prison slavery, environmental issues in prisons, lgbtq prisoners, criminalization of immigrants, and harm reduction … Continue reading Abolitionist Conference Tomorrow 5/18