prisons

  • MN Demonstrations, Demands to Free Prisoners Escalate

    April 30, 2020
    Maple Grove, MN – Demonstrators have been ramping up organizing efforts to ensure the safety of incarcerated and detained people during the coronavirus state of emergency. The repeated message is that no imprisoned person deserves to die from COVID–19. Update: On May 2 we covered…...
  • Car Protest Demands Philadelphia Officials Release Prisoners To Save Lives In Pandemic Crisis

    April 10, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – Protesters gathered by car outside city hall to demand that Philly Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials take swift action to release prisoners from local jails as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis intensifies. Jails and prisons have become some of the largest…...
  • Greece: Political Prisoners Pt. 3 – Criminalized by Association

    February 7, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Unicorn Riot spoke with author Tasos Theofilou, an innocent political prisoner freed last year after serving five years in a Greek prison. Recent court cases involving political prisoners in Greece have borne a resemblance to ‘J20‘ cases in the United States, where…...
  • Harsh Conditions, Violent Repression: Stoking the Flame of the 2018 Prison Strike

    September 7, 2018
    Prisons, USA – An “improvement to the conditions of prisons” is part of the first of ten demands of the nationwide 2018 Prison Strike, which comes to a symbolic end on September 9. That day is the 47th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, the historic…...
  • Prison Slave Labor: A Driving Force in 2018 Prison Strike

    August 29, 2018
    Prison, USA – One of the primary demands of the 2018 nationwide prison strike is the abolition of prison slavery. The legal framework of the current system of prison slavery in America is upheld by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which allows for…...
  • Prison Strike 2018: Tipping the Scale of the Conversation

    August 28, 2018
    Prison, USA – A week into what’s expected to be the largest prison strike in United States history and word of mass strike participation is percolating outside the walls. Thousands of inmates in the world’s most jailed country are predicted to stop working, stop eating,…...
  • Community Resists Appleton CCA Private Prison Relaunch at MN Legislature

    March 22, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On Tuesday, March 22nd, faith organization ISAIAH, Black Lives Matter Mpls and community members organized a rally, vigil, and protest aimed at the new bill HF 3223 proposed in the Minnesota Legislature to re-open Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. The currently…...