MAROON PREVAILS by Mumia Abu-Jamal

MAROON PREVAILS! [col. writ. 7/15/16] ©'16 Mumia Abu-Jamal Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again. In a remarkable Settlement bringing an end to the 2-year old “Shoatz v. Wetzel, et al.” case, Maroon won on all counts--the only thing lacking is a judge's written opinion. Upon hearing of the Settlement, Maroon stated: “I have nothing but praise for all [...]

Prisons, Drugs and Corporations

Prisons and Corporations John Johnson One way to measure a society is    by how it treats its prisoners. After three weeks of the longest and largest hunger strike in California prisons, the Los Angeles Times finally mentioned it. Since the Sixties, a huge industrial prison complex had grown across the US, one in which the suffering of over two million men and women (about one in 99 throughout the population) is a corporate profit point. This system has grown out of the so-called “War on Drugs.” This [...]

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