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
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!
Abolition Texas: Seeking Solutions Beyond the Death Penalty May 18, 2019 – Houston, Texas Call for Proposals The Abolitionist Conference of Texas is a one day gathering of organizing communities throughout Texas to help build a critical mass of individuals, organizations, and communities fighting the many issues associated with the death penalty and prison abolition. The aim of this conference is to learn from … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Abolitionist Conference of Texas
Click for a printable copy: Green park Compounding pharmacy kills After a long fight to expose the source of Texas’ execution drugs, court documents obtained by media suggested the source as Greenpark Coumpounding Pharmacy. Buzzfeed news reported that: “Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy gave kids the wrong medicine. It forged documents. Its employees didn’t wash their hands adequately. So why did the state with the most … Continue reading Houston Pharmacy Exposed for Manufacturing Drugs to Kill Texans
Need for clemency campaigns for three upcoming executions: Ruben Gutierrez, September 12th, 2018. Gutierrez’s lawyers, who very recently took his case, have asked for a stay in order to properly prepare a clemency petition and to investigate issues around DNA testing in the case. Read more here. Troy Clark, September 26th, 2018 Daniel Acker, September 27th, 2018 See our guide here. Texas court updates: … Continue reading Death Penalty Update August 22nd, 2018
Today, August 21st, groups of prisoners nation-wide plan to go on coordinated strikes against prison slavery, inhumane conditions, denial of rights, denial of rehabilitation programs, and unfair sentencing. Read their demands below, or view original and more information at http://sawarimi.org/national-prison-strike “1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women. 2. An immediate end to … Continue reading Supporting Striking Prisoners and Human Rights for All
If you are at home this Saturday night (it’s too hot to go out, honestly) maybe you are looking for a few articles to read and a few ways to show support! We thought we would share a few links with you all tonight! What is Prison Abolition, anyway? Prison Abolitionists envision a world where isolating and warehousing human beings is no longer normal or … Continue reading A Few Articles on Prison Abolition, Decarceration, and Prisoner Support