10 Year Anniversary of California Hunger Strikes celebrated at gathering

In his opening remarks at the symposium, Jules Lobel, University of Pittsburgh law professor and the lead attorney in Ashker v. Brown, highlighted the unique achievements of the case. At its core was a radical model of litigation in which the plaintiffs are front and center, formulating the agenda and strategies, rather than used by their politically savvy lawyers as the pawns for legal reforms.

Article from on the gathering hosted by California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC):

Elders freed after decades at Pelican Bay!

Two survivors of long term solitary confinement at Pelican Bay are now free!

Paul Redd, a leader of the California hunger strikes and an author of the Agreement to End Hostilites, survivor of over 25 years in solitary confinement,
and Paul Jones, a survivor of over 27 years in Pelican Bay SHU, are both free!

Support these elders in building a successful transition by donating to the following funds:

Support Bo Brown

Bo Brown needs your love. Bo, who has worked tirelessly for her many strong communities for decades, needs you to show up for her, now.

Bo Brown is a lifelong movement-maker and community supporter who is living with Lewy Body Dementia, for which she requires constant care. If
you've never met Bo, you've never seen the profound effect this powerhouse, principled woman has had on everyone around her. 

If you know one thing about Bo, you should know that she knows how to Show Up. Decades of hard work have built an enormous web of community and

Kelly Ann Savage is Free!

We are absolutely thrilled to share that Kelly Savage was released from prison last week!!!

Sparks Fly for BO! May 13th, 2017

Join the Sparks Fly Committee and Prison Activist Resource Center for an vening of Culture and Politics to Support Bo Brown.

Support the PARC 2016 Prisoner Resource Directory!

For the last sixteen years, PARC has corresponded with and mailed a directory of resources to prisoners, their friends, and family members. We are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.

The Genesis of Increasing Incidents of Police Brutality: The War on Drugs

What is the cause of the spiraling increase in police assaults on people whom they should help to protect --- not brutalize or kill? In just the month of March, 2015, American police killed 111 people -- more people than the police in the United Kingdom have killed since the year 1900.[1]

After 4 decades in solitary, Albert Woodfox's release ordered by federal judge

A federal judge in Baton Rouge has called for the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox, the only remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3.

Woodfox, 68, was placed solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and other state facilities for more than 40 years for reasons related to the 1972 murder of prison guard Brent Miller. 

Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

Civil rights advocates lobbied Facebook to stop automatically deleting all profiles of current American prisoners, The Daily Beast has learned. But the debate on whether someone is too dangerous ever to have one is still raging.

One day at work, Larissa admitted to logging onto Facebook “to see my kids’ Easter pictures.”

She had been put on work furlough because the Alabama Department of Corrections deemed her a low security risk. She was allowed to leave prison to work shifts at a local Burger King.


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