Mass incarceration
Death toll in infamous New York prison reaches 11 this year as crisis spirals

The death of Isa Abdul Karim, at the Rikers Island prison complex in New York City, is the latest in the recent spate of deaths in a jail infamous for neglect and abuse of inmates

Los Angeles organizers say ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ at prisoner solidarity rally

Activists organized a rally outside of the Los Angeles County’s Men’s Central Jail as part of the Shut ‘Em Down week of action

Activists demand the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and supporters fear for his rapidly deteriorating health

Massive prisoners’ strike in US continues amid bids to suppress it

“This first week of the strike has just come to an end and we have seen a substantial wave of success. The mainstream media attention on the strike has been monumentally greater than we have ever seen in the past.”

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