Texas

Emergency! Comrade Malik calls for our help: ‘Don’t allow the feds to assassinate me!’

A short plea for help from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, an outspoken prison abolitionist organizer and IWW/IWOC member, along with some background. Previously published by the San Francisco Bay View and Abolition Media Worldwide.

Retaliation 101: Requesting Access to Respite Areas at the Allred Unit in Texas is a Big No No

In an article the mailroom tried to censor, Texas inmate Jason Walker describes the repression and retaliation directed against prisoners trying to get relief from the extreme summer heat.

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.

Heat-related conditions at the Allred Unit are cruel and unusual

Imprisoned writer Jason Renard Walker reports on the extreme heat conditions that come with summer in the Texas prison system, and how the administration turns a blind eye.

Prisoner found half-dead in bloodbath: Back to TDCJ’s houses of horror and staged gladiator fights

Prison journalist Jason Walker reports on the continuing practice by guards of staging “gladiator fights” between rival groups of prisoners.

Guards Continue to Attack Prison Reporter Jason Walker with Trumped up Charges

Prison writer and organizer Jason Walker reports on the continuing attempts by staff to frame him for a recent incident in which guards attacked him.

Jason Walker attacked by prison clansmen for reporting their brutality

Jason Walker reports on a recent attack by prison guards attempting to silence his writing. This story first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View, and readers may wish to donate to the Bay View's ongoing operating costs.

Under lock and key: I was thrown in solitary and punished for following the warden's orders

Jason Walker, a Texas inmate and outspoken writer and organiser, gives an update about the administration's continuing harassment and retaliation against whistleblowers. This piece is a sequel to his previous article about extreme heat and censorship.

Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

An update from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, a Texas inmate and IWW/IWOC member facing serious repression for his organizing, including a censored article in support of the prison strike.

Comrade Malik speaks out on nationwide program of political repression against prison organizers

Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington writes about his own experiences of the nationally coordinated program of repression against prison organizers in the run-up to the August 21 prison strike.