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
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!
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!
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