In Defense of Human Contact

Florida Prison Visitation Cuts Held at Bay… For Now [UPDATE: A second public hearing has been announced by FDOC, May 31, 8 a.m., in response to a request by opponents of the cuts. Details about the hearing can be found here and new language for the visitation policy here, which uses more words than last…

Juneteenth 2018: A Call to End Prison Slavery

Request for Mutual Aid in Raising the Public’s awareness in regard to the movement which seeks to abolish prison slavery and Amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution Please post and distribute broadly [The author of this call to action suggested including this video when possible] ATTENTION! Black Activists, Freedom Fighters, and Concerned Citizens….

Rashid Details FDOC Torture Practices

Time on Ice: Florida Officials Torture Prisoners With Freezing Strip Cells (2018) By Kevin Rashid Johnson When I first arrived in the Florida prison system on June 22, 2017, and was thrown in solitary confinement in the latest of numerous retaliatory interstate transfers for publicizing and resisting prison abuses, I questioned and discussed with numerous other…

URGENT: Call to Demand Florida DOC Stop Torturing Rashid Johnson

UPDATE 1/26- RASHID IS OKAY! Rashid was visited by one of his lawyers on Friday, January 26th. He is okay and his conditions have improved. There are no specific details yet but he is okay. Your calls were crucial in ensuring that the Florida DOC knows their abuses will not go unnoticed and they WILL…

BREAKING: Rashid Johnson Tortured by Florida DOC

UPDATE 1/26- RASHID IS OKAY! Rashid was visited by one of his lawyers on Friday, January 26th. He is okay and his conditions have improved. There are no specific details yet but he is okay. Your calls were crucial in ensuring that the Florida DOC knows their abuses will not go unnoticed and they WILL…

Rashid Johnson faces an “inciting a riot” charge for reporting on #OperationPUSH

Incarcerated journalist, activist and Minister of Defense of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is facing political repression in the form of an “inciting a riot” charge for reporting on Operation PUSH. Read a transcription of a letter we received from Rashid here: —————————————————————————————— 1-12-18 Dear [        ]: I presume you’re…

Updates on Operation PUSH in the Florida Department of Corrections

Updates on Operation PUSH in the Florida Department of Corrections (Posted on SPARC 1/19/18. This link will get updated as new information comes in. Please send any news, photos, or videos to FightToxicPrisons@gmail.com) It’s been a hard silence for the past 5 days since prisoners calling themselves Operation PUSH launched a statewide prisoner strike in…

Federal Correctional Complex at the Center of Prison Town Water Debacle

Article and photos by Panagioti Tsolkas / Prison Ecology Project Any attention that Florence, Colorado gets from the world outside its rural and mountainous borders, tends to surround the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) supermax prison built there 25 years ago. And news coverage of the facility, known as the ADX, doesn’t tend to be…

5 Ways You Can Continue to Support FL Prisoners’ #OperationPUSH

Updated 3/7/18 1. Attend and/or organize solidarity demos. At the moment there are several planned across the state in Feb and March. Details here (more in the works). There are well over a hundred other locations relevant to the FL DOC, where even small demonstrations will add to the ongoing pressure. And for those not…

A statement from Haitian prisoners supporting Operation PUSH

from SPARC The following is a statement is from a group of Haitian prisoners in the FL DOC system who are supporting the prisoner strike slated to begin on Jan 15. The timing of this statement is particularly relevant, given the anniversary of the largest and most successful slave revolts in history, also known as…

FL prisoners announce Operation PUSH starting Jan 15

FL prisoners announce Operation PUSH starting Jan 15 aimed at crippling the prison system with non-cooperation in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr See update here The following message is from a group of prisoners who are spread throughout the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). It was sent anonymously and compiled from a series…