The Sugarland-95: Help us Protect the Sacred Burial Ground of our Ancestors in the State of Texas by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

(Note:  Published by request from our incarcerated comrade) “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, HE has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, restore sight to the blind and set the Captives Free.” — The Book of Luke 4:18 The Holy Bible Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers: Well it does not get any realer than this. On … Continue reading The Sugarland-95: Help us Protect the Sacred Burial Ground of our Ancestors in the State of Texas by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

DYK (#13) The Links Between Lynchings and Executions

This is well represented by the fact that 41.38 percent of death row inmates nationally are black, and 84 out of 164 death row exonerees are black, yet black people make up only 15 percent of our national population, and black men are a significantly smaller percentage. Furthermore, The Equal Justice Initiative points out that “More than eight in ten American lynchings between 1889 and 1918 occurred in the South, and more than eight in ten of the more than 1400 executions carried out in this country since 1976 have been in the South.” Continue reading DYK (#13) The Links Between Lynchings and Executions

DYK (#10)Texas Death Row and Indefinite Solitary Confinement

What wasn’t included in the text of their death sentences are the cruel conditions and punishments inflicted on prisoners and their families due to TDCJ’s policies for Death Row. Not only are these men automatically held in indefinite solitary confinement, many for over a decade now, but they are also denied television, educational classes, religious services, jobs, and regular phone access that many prisoners take for granted. Continue reading DYK (#10)Texas Death Row and Indefinite Solitary Confinement