prisons

The unforgettable life of prison rebel Martin Sostre - William C Anderson

A short biography of the Black anarchist and prison rebel Martin Sostre. Originally published at Roar Magazine and then republished by Offshoot Journal.

The New Prisoner - Martin Sostre (with introduction by Garrett Felber)

A 1970s article from the revolutionary prisoner Martin Sostre, responding to the Attica uprising.

The Pandemic Inside: COVID-19 in Michigan Prisons

A compilation of writing by prisoners in Michigan covering the first year of the pandemic. This publication was collected by Michigan Abolition and Prisoners Solidarity (MAPS).

The New Prisoner - Martin Sostre

Free the Connecticut Panther - Martin Sostre banner on demonstration

From his solitary cell at Auburn prison in 1972, political prisoner Martin Sostre warned that “if Attica fell to us in a matter of hours. . . so shall fall all your fortresses, inside and out. Revolutionary spirit conquers all obstacles.”

“Energize the Movement”: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak on the Importance of the National Shut’Em Down Demonstrations

A call has gone out from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak for National Shut’Em Down demonstrations across the so-called United States outside of prisons, jails, and detention facilities. It's Going Down caught up with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak to find out the thinking behind the call, how abolitionists on both sides of the walls can come together to better coordinate our struggles, and much more.

British Justice On The Run

Wildcat article from 1992 on the implications of recent successful campaigns to free victims of miscarrianges of justice.

Plus prisoner support including, controversially, Albert Dryden who shot dead a local council employee.

We do not agree with everything in this article but reproduce it for reference.

Interview with Chicano anarchist political prisoner Xinachtli (Alvaro Luna Hernandez)

An interview with Xinachtli, a Chicano anarchist communist political prisoner serving a 50-year sentence in the Texas prison system after defending himself from an armed police officer. This interview was originally broadcast as an audio segment by The Final Straw Radio Show, who also formatted it as a printable zine.

Hot Summer in Greece: The Lockdown Abates—the Struggle Continues

In this update, our correspondents in Greece describe the state of the anarchist movement following the easing of the lockdown and review the court cases that remain from the last year of struggle. This report was first published by Crimethinc. Content warning: this article contains mentions of domestic and sexual violence.