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Letter from four imprisoned women in Iran's Evin prison, September 2019

Painting by Inji Aflatoun

Letter from four imprisoned women in Iran's Evin prison, September 2019, translated from the original Farsi.

After Year of Mobilization on Both Sides of the Bars, California Prisons End ‘Gladiator Fights’ Program

Loved ones of people impacted by integrated releases have been holding protests

Statement from Oakland Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and family members of California prisoners on recent news announcing the end of the bloody “Gladiator Fight” program, known as “Incremental Release.”

Letter from imprisoned may day protesters in Iran's Gharchak prison

On May May first, there was a protest in front of the Iranian parliament. Police cracked down on protesters and arrested many individuals. After 126 days, three of them, all women, remain incarcerated. Two of these women are held in the Gharchak prison, infamous for it's harsh conditions and severe shortcomings. Recently, one of them wrote a letter regarding their situation.

The Ghosts of Peterloo

EP Thompson's landmark essay exonerating the Peterloo martyrs and incriminating the authorities.

Former child detention center staff speaks out: “This is Legalized Kidnapping”

Recently, It’s Going Down was approached about publishing a testimony by a former Child Detention Center staff employee, Ramona Benitez. Their report details what they saw during several years inside one of the facilities operated by a non-profit currently running a child prison in Chicago: the Heartland Alliance. What follows is their story.

A Look Inside Solitary Confinement in Texas: The Legal Practice of Mental and Psychological Torture from the War on Terror to the War on Prisoners

Revolutionary prisoner Jason Renard Walker writes on the practice of solitary confinement. Content warning for discussion of self-harm and related subjects. All of Jason's writings can be found at his new site, Jason's Prison Journal.

Still in Solidarity from Solitary: Message From Inside Suwannee Correctional Institution

Incarcerated Fellow Worker Ezzial Williams speaks out from solitary confinement. Ezzial is serving 18 months Close Management for 'inciting a riot' in the weeks leading up to the August 21st 2018 nationwide prison strike. This article previously appeared in the Industrial Worker.

Shaky claims and shaggy lion stories: a look back at a few great smears

Experimenting with throwing cement. Credit: Sam Gehrke/Williamette Weekly

A review of a few particularly memorable inventions from the imagination of police, media, and far-right trolls.