prisons

Blake Escape: book reviews

Peace activists Pat Pottle and Michael Randle outside the Old Bailey

Reviews of books by Geroge Blake and the two libertarian activists who helped him to escape from prison in 1966.

The Blake Escape: Michael Randle Interview

Randle (left) and Pottle outside Wormwood Scrubs Prison in February 1989.

Black Flag interviews Mike Randle, one of the activists who freed George Blake from Wormwood Scrubs in 1966. (Interview from 1989)

Their Crimes, Our Punishment: Texas Department of Criminal Justice's State-Wide Deadly Use of Force Cover-Ups

Texas prisoner Jason Renard Walker writes on violence and cover-ups within the Texas prison system.

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.”