Category Archives: Prisoner resistance

A captive of the Department of Corruptions

from: Michael “Master Cypher-El” Jordan
While being incarcerated for the last past almost 8 yrs. I have come into the realization that this govern-mental-system has been designed not for the purpose of helping one to rehabilitate himself but to continuously keep one in mental bondage: to tear you down psychologically, to dehumanize you, to strip you of your personal integrity. While being held captive by the Department of Corruptions I’ve witnessed individuals (and experienced myself) being treated as though we are robots. Robots, degraded through verbal and sometimes physical abuse as if we have no emotions. The public have no clue to the fact and matter of the unlawful treatment that is imposed on the lives of those who are incarcerated. True: for an individual to be placed behind these walls majority (not all) actually violated the law but then again; is it right that those same laws be violated by the officials in order to “correct” one for their mistakes of violating the laws?.. Is that Justice? You can’t stop the flood by pouring more water on it! No matter a persons crime the fact should not be  disregarded that “the person” is still a living soul!!!… And deserves to be treated as such. Being convicted of a crime whatever level of severity and then being​ sentenced only means that one has been exiled from society for a certain period of time in order that one develop a better mentality and respect for the law supposedly set forth to govern ones  morality, but how can a individual obtain this type of rehabilitative state when treated as if your life is worthless because of the mistakes you’ve made in the past? These particular tactics makes an individual harbor more hate and act more rebellious towards the govern-mental-system and its laws; awareness of the hypocrisy! Don’t get me wrong I am not justifying an individual’s actions who through this adversity still refuses to take the initiative to want to rehabilitate himself and also realize the destruction he is causing, not only to himself, but also to those around him. Throughout the Department of Corruption an individual is not deemed rehabilitated until he goes against his morals and principles and diminishes his integrity and dignity, what do you have totally committed yourself to doing and acting, not by the controls of your mind, but by the instructions of another “human being” just as yourself! By logic and reason how should this be considered rehabilitation when you were endowed with the same ability to choose and make decisions (freewill) just as the next person was endowed with. Certain individuals have a thirst for power, a yearn to dominate everything and everyone around them all the while disregarding the fact of infringing on the next man’s life and liberty.  I’m speaking from my mind’s eye on  the on-going matters that’s constantly being applied by the machine (in part) Georgia Department of Corruption (especially at Hayes State Prison); harassment by the enforcers (CERT Team), maltreatment and excessive use of force, daily acts of psychological disparagement is imposed in an attempt to violate one’s personal Integrity, refusal of meals, improper use of electrical immobilizer (taser), verbal threats of assault, and mainly, involuntary penal servitude. How can this corrupt Department be considered a rehabilitation center??? The type of treatment that one is subjected to is not apart of the sentencing from the judge, if so, then there would not be laws set to cover the actions of the officials!.. (In which there are). So with all this; I say to the people… Incarcerated lives matter!!! I leave as I come with,
Peace, respect, and encouragement
To the struggle

Unity in Georgia Prisons

To all comrades on lockdown or in population. Regardless of your affiliation, belief or religion this applies to all of you…

I know and overstand all that has happened over the past few years dealing with different fractions. And as you all can see things have only gotten worser & worser. All we’ve done was forced D.O.C. to implement a mental oppression program called “Tier” which is designed to break us to control us. What’s going on have begin to affect us all with their attempts to demoralize us by driving us of basic human needs. We being oppressed, suppressed, & repressed on a daily basics and we doing nothing to ameliorate our situation why? Because for number one we have no UNITY. We’ve allowed prison officials to use divide-and-conquer tactics on us and use guard brutality and the “Tier” to install fear and all we doing is helping them by oppressing each other. We worry so much about harming each other, keeping our foot on each other neck and forget him he not a part of what we apart of or he not from where we from so forget him. This type of thinking not helping us. In order to stop this imperialist system we as a whole have to be willing to put all our differences aside we gotta realize we not each other enemy the enemy go home everyday the enemy come up with more diabolical things to harm us mentally & physically. These pigs attempting to mentally incapitate us & again we helping them by looking at each other as enemies by looking down on the next man instead of uplifting him. We as a whole got to stand as one with the VOICE OF ALL we the only ones that can stop this mental, physical and emotional oppression Being administered by prison officials. Every major state have a major prison movement that stand for prisoner rights the only way we going to change GA D.O.C. we got to start our own. We have people out there in society that’s willing to help us and stand with us and get us the media attention we need.

We gotta have unity we can’t be afraid to unify with the next gang, organization, family, belief or religion.

We in prison but we still have rights..

Love & loyalty
Jarvis Booker
Valdosta State Prison

The GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION: Thoughts from the inside

in order to see rehabilitation one must free or learn how to free thier mind from the mental mazes of designed stagnation. Our struggle is no different from the nationwide dehumanization that the other systems of imprisonment are allowing to be applied. The offenders rehabilitation is the least of concern of the prisonercrats. the following “criticism” is a product formed from experience behind these walls of oppression. The young offenders are forced to be predatorial beginning as soon as they enter diagnostic. Majority of Georgia level 5 institutions have poor security and this is why the offender is self dependent. both correctional offficials and fellow offenders pose to be a potential threat. everday violence is seen or mentioned to become a possible event that will occur in the near future. institutional paranoia is develope. the highest level of education offered is a Ged.offenders with alot of time[5 years or more] are put on the back burner. the living conditions os our housing units are inhumane in most areas and the medical services provided are inadequate. our basic human rights are disregarde and the laws of justice are only implmented when its time to cover up a wrong doing by its administers. malpractices such as verbal and physical harassment, excessive use of force,starvation, tampering with incoming and out going mail without probable reasoning, and denial or limited access to courts or legal aid services are just a few of the vast illicities imposed on us daily. i do not speak for those who miscondcut causes such reprisal to occur. i deplore the distress for those who this maltreatment is being imposed on because they strive to serve justice when injustice occurs. two wrongs will only create an epidemic of vengance and digression. repressed by the disoder of power many offenders cannot even feel the need for their will to change. as the authoritarian apllies oppression the stride of doubtful and confused human remain regressive. the georgia department of correction creates the criminalization it swore and is paid to correct. reinstitution of the officials and ethnics is an essentail need there cannot and will not be a massive,not even a partial productive change for correction if the people of society continue to ignorantly or consciously support the georgia department of corruption. this is the institutional genocide of humankind. all power is vested in the people

We need to unify: Thoughts on uprising from the inside

my name is Jamaall Pridgett, I am a brother of [an anarchist prisoner who corresponds with ABC]. I was surprised to know that there is someone who is willing to support the struggle against the government. Race is not the topic, because we the peoples of all races are being victimize within this war. I have a lot to say to you and those of society and in confinement as for my point of view of a solution and as a nation. This is the rich vs the poor, Power vs Powerful, and as I see, we’re not saying enough, so we’re not saying what must be and needed to be said. We for once need to build a net work that would bring all races together, we need to unify the nation. Wouldn’t it be justice if we could have a direct connection to the president? I say that because even an anarchy need 2 utilize these numbers, by becoming aware that we are a imperial democracy of element and by having a elective representative, this also goes for the other rebelling. Wouldn’t it be justice if we could have a direct connection to the president? Someone deligated and diligent for us all as a functional and form of an unified nation of citizens. We can demand lives for lives, being that the government have no other solution but for us to forgive and move on, when they have tooken Innocence lives, so what about us guys in here lockdown that took lives or a life when we were younger, can we brothers of all race be somehow forgiving and emancipated to reunite with our family in society. What about these 15, 20 and 30 years people have done, don’t they need a second chance, regardless of the sin that was committed. I mean who hands haven’t been dirty of sins? We foreseen this war because while the racism was going on and we were fighting each other. Think about it! We were fighting each other, so the ones watching the fight are acting as their concern and peacemakers, but their motives are to keep us traumatized, profound emotional shock, confused, off-balance, blind to the fact etc. Now that we were overcoming that racism syndrome, our enemies have played a trump card, and if we fail to realize that were to unify as one body then we’re simply running on a treadmill, while they’re on an escalator moving forward and leaving us right where we started. We turned a blind eye before until it came kicking our doors in, killing our family in their communities, oppressing us any and every way they seen possible. Now we’re slowly turning another eye out of emotions away from the facts. All that will come about this is hate, not Justice, not peace, no equality, not Freedom etc unless we THINK AHEAD and start applying within for the preparation of a semi longevity war. Don’t get it twisted, any stand is better than no stand, we are standing strong now, so let’s move together as a force and nation of citizens, let’s step into their lives, business and war zone, let’s kick some ass’s or die trying to get our respect back and freedom and justice, let’s run this country, let’s run this new and improved machine. God made man, man made or makes the government! As we answer to God/universe etc to your belief, the government answer to us! We can destroy this system from the inside and out.

If we’re expected to let go, forget, forgive and turn the blind eye to the officers that have been killing, assaulting etc to us and or someone we have concerned for. In return we expect the government to allow us to build and govern our own communities, attend to our needs and to respect our democracy. As we know, we cannot just say let the lifers go, we have to let them know that it’s only one life to live and that we deserve the chance to be out in society as well, what makes the cops different from us, murder is murder except that we’ve been punished and have learned to not harm anymore, but is that safe to say for the state side, and regardless of our so call prison rap sheet, it’s best to not judge a book by its cover and to ask questions from reliable sources before assuming out of fictitious and emotions of why were still violent. We have to be more creative with our demands and politics. We can’t just say give us our surviving warriors, give us our back bones, give us our muscles. Give us the rest of our body, give us our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, lovers and friends, or give us back Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Chuy, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Natasha McKenna, Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd and so many other Browns, Blacks, weights etc that have been brutal murdered by the cops, we can’t just say give us our money and rights over self. If all fails us, our trump card is the youth and the elders do need to be supportive, but encouraging youth to attend and devote themselves towards the function of the rising nation of citizens. At these functions, we have to let it be known that by all means unless for the cause of the rising nation they’re not to enter the prison system of any acts against our own. This must not be said once or only on special occasions, but at all times stress this, enforce this etc.

If the falling soldiers don’t make it out, at least it will decrease the economics for them and increase the capital for us. The oppressors must be suppressed, keep doing what you all have been doing night and day and day and night. Live for this war!! Once the leaders in here lead the way to suppress, the rest will follow, the same for society. Leading by example is everything, if we can unify and discipline ourselves, we’re on the road to conquer and self-government if we stand as a democracy.

Remember that this machine we’re up against have order, structure, unity and oaths or agreements. They have guns, technology, information, knowledge, wisdom and understanding. They’re all playing their positions and utilizing their potentials while we’re not, so it’s safe to say by them the humans that some of them are are our own flesh and blood and that’s the hardest strategy they have yet came about, so let’s really strategize back against me informants. The body needs to work together all the way around, let’s not focus on the old roads, or their roads, let’s make New Roads, let’s innovate, let’s protest, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, decimal of the solution. My name is Jamaall Pridgett, GDC #1000378675 Valdosta State Prison, PO Box 36, Valdosta Georgia, 31603.

Feel free to reach me, I’m all about elevating, evolving, growing & developing, helping all of you findself, or purpose and to overstand that this Revolutionary War of US citizens versus our government. JUST-ICE = COLD WORLD peace. Don’t judge the flaw of my view, it’s fair to others and helpful to us all.

P.O.O.R. = Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly

P.O.O.R. = Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly
By: “FreeRay”
Where: Valdosta State Prison/Lockdown Tier II Dorm

I am a victim of this KKKorrections Department. “Like criminals they lock us in cages, some niggas some stars once you put them on stages.”
How can that be? When our rights are violated on a daily basis. The trick to wear down the man mind, by making him think that it’s cool to be mistreated or disrespected by staff. It’s cool to not write a grievance to inform someone of the abuse. The key to wearing down one’s mental state, you must first make one feel less of a man by taking away our food!! Mail and pictures. Denying a man to go to a Rec Pen/yard to relieve himself of stress. To put ignorant inmates around to always create commotion and confusion. While staff is only here for short periods of time, an inmate is stuck to deal with horrified reality. Courage motivates me to stand up and believe in myself to endure this hardship. Some would say is a mental warfare and only the strong survive. How much can one man really handle? And who made the KKKorrections Department a judge on how much mental anguish one must accept in order to be deemed a contender in the mental Championship Warfare League? They would consider me a rebellious negro because when it was their turn to fuck me I didn’t take the penetration smoothly, I wiggled and tried to fight back which caused them an upset in their regular fucking. Every time an opportunity comes available one must have strength to muster on. Why stop and pretend to play dead? When one can continue running to find hope and freedom. It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees, means why settle for the normal or what they call normal when I can wander free. We must all use our inner self and realize the way we view things, do things are called habits or patterns. It was a norm way back when to accept the things one wouldn’t change. With 2020 approaching we must stop this Poor way of thinking, Poor way of doing things, Poor way of living we must stand for ourselves. We must aid and assist our brothers and sisters. We must understand that we didn’t ask to be here, but since we are, we should make the stay comfortable. Why settle for less? Why not achieve more? The sky’s the limit and that’s a true statement. In this Urban Jungle there is always another jungle out there, another set of grass that we have not stepped on or partaking of it’s fruits. No more habitual living. No more habitual way of thinking. Shoot for the stars and if failed you still land amongst the clouds. Be on the lookout for my ROOT Recollecting Our Own True selves thesis.

Written by FreeRay Jun 1 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

“You can look me in my eyes and try to feel my pain.”
“A negro sold his soul for a pat on the back from the plantation owner.”

Mailing address:
Ahijah Murray 1000365344
Valdosta State Prison
PO Box 310
Valdosta, GA 31603

Unrest on the rise in Alabama prisons

Alabama prisons are some of the most abusive and overcrowded in the country, with some prisons having twice as many inmates as they are designed to hold. They are also extremely understaffed, a situation that is creating a crisis for authorities.  Alabama has a 1 to 11 inmate to guard ratio, compared to 1 to 6 in surrounding states.[1] St. Clair Prison has 281 security positions budgeted for but only 196 employed, and 60% of officers leave within their first five years.[2] It was locked down at least five times due to violent incidents in 2015.[2]

Fifty-one percent of Alabama’s inmate population is serving time for nonviolent property and drug offenses.[1] But the harsh conditions and brutality they have been enduring have created conditions that are perfect for the eruption of violence in prisons throughout the state. Prisoners have become more and more bold in resisting.

Nearby resistance
April 2015: Georgia State Prison.  At least four prisoners in the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville go on  hunger strike, demanding an end to the Tier Program, a system used to  withhold privileges from prisoners.  This comes after a 2012 hunger strike for better conditions, which itself followed the well-known statewide coordinated 2010 strike.[10] The 2010 work stoppage was part of what inspired prisoners to form the Free Alabama Movement, a statewide group to end abuse and slavelike conditions in prison labor.[11]

Recent Resistance in Alamaba
April  2011: Holman Prison. Inmates take control of a dorm, forcing  supervisors to order officers out of the dorm, and hold it for several  hours.  CERT team officers retook control, causing reportedly minor  injuries to inmates.[3]

January 2012: Lieber Prison.  Prisoners riot, stealing guards’ keys and breaking windows, pulling down lights out of the ceilings, breaking sprinkler heads, and using table legs as clubs.  No inmates were injured.[4]

January 2014: St. Clair Prison. Members of the Free Alabama Movement stage a prison-wide work stoppage over pay and court conditions.  1,100 of the 1,300 prisoners participated in the protest.[5] In related strikes, three Alabama facilities were shut down for weeks.[12]

June 2014: The Southern Poverty Law Center files a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections in June, alleging the inmate health care system is inadequate and unconstitutional.[8]

September 2014: St Clair Prison and Fountain Correctional Facility. Two physicians previously barred from practicing medicine in Alabama have returned to work. Their charges were having s­­­exual contact with patients, exchanging painkillers for sex, and impersonating another doctor to fill a phony prescription.[8]

January 2015: Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.  Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas resigns after a federal investigation into sexual abuse of inmates by guards.

March 2015: Ten Alabama wardens are moved to other prisons after lawsuits and complaints of violence and poor conditions.

April 2015: St Clair Prison. A violent outbreak between guards and prisoners sends one officer and 15 inmates to medical treatment.  Prisoners weilded handmade weapons including broom handles and locks tied to belts.[6]

September 2015: Donaldson Correctional Facility. After days of lockdown and other unusual restrictions on their movement, inmates occupy the dining hall before taking over the common area of the dormitory and refusing to lock down. Guards get reinforcements and brutally beat handcuffed inmates.

October 2015: St Clair Prison. Guards discover at least two handguns.  The prison is put on lockdown by a riot squad known for its brutality.

November 2015: G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility.  A riot breaks out, for reasons that are unknown but rumored to be racial.[7]

November 2015: St. Clair Prison. An inmate allegedly stabs a guard after the guard slapped him in the face. This is the latest in a series of beatings and stabbings of guards by prisoners since June.[7]

References
1. http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/2/3/2158244012460695
2. http://abc3340.com/news/local/guards-outnumbered-at-st-clair-correctional-facility
3. http://www.northescambia.com/2011/04/inmates-take-dorm-at-holman-prison-facility-now-under-control
4. http://www.live5news.com/story/17036917/special-report-behind-the-scenes-of-the-lieber-prison-riot
5. https://www.rt.com/usa/alabama-prisoners-inmates-slave-empire-520/
6. http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2015/04/17/officer-assaulted-inmates-injured-st-clair-prison/25956437/
7. https://anarchylive.noblogs.org/post/2015/11/13/riots-and-resistance-in-alabama-prisons/
8. http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/breaking_the_oath_alabama_pris.html
9. https://antistatestl.noblogs.org/post/2015/10/28/an-account-of-the-recent-rebellion-at-donaldson-correctional-facitlity-in-bessemer-alabama/
10. https://prisonbooks.info/2015/04/20/anarchist-resistance-in-georgia-prisons-continues/GSP  https://prisonbooks.info/2015/04/20/anarchist-resistance-in-georgia-prisons-continues/
11. http://www.hamptoninstitution.org/FAM-interview.html
12. http://news.infoshop.org/prisons/anarchist-perspective-prisoner-movements