Category Archives: Prisoner resistance

Hostile Animosity Triggering Edginess

As I sit in the belly of the beast, I thank god that my cell’s window faces the east. Because each morning I’m awakened, I feel the light that fights through steel that’s forsaken. Here at Smith State Prison we’ve been on 24/7 lockdown for almost two weeks as a result of two black nations colliding against each other…again. I’m so sick of witnessing black brothaz stabbing each other ruthlessly. The sickening part of it all is that we are one culture, who is so confused and compelled by ignorance of one another’s belief systems that we believe it’s earning one side a rep if we beat, stab, and eventually kill the opposition. A brother was stabbed to death here four months ago and we was locked down for weeks. Then about two and a half months ago anotha young brotha was stabbed to death in the next unit over and we was locked down for weeks. Now they reported dozens of brothaz in  three dorms being stabbed within a period of thirty minutes…14 days ago and we are back on lockdown once again! We are losing black lives and it is a serious time to ask ourselves if our lives really matter.     

While the satanic and demonic evils creep through these barbed wires and razors in the form of a ice that we don’t drink, I beg of my black brothaz to remember our value. For so long we’ve cultivated a belief system that we need drugs to make money so we can have the things we and our family need. Far too long we’ve watched our parents and streets become hurt in life, then reach out to medicate the pain through drugs, alcohol, and violence. An even as we accept this way of existence, I stand alone to scream and holler out, “Fam, we dead ass wrong!” Our family, friends, and groups of other affiliations and religion people who condone this are also dead ass wrong! We are dying each time we fight to get that poison, sell that evil, or use that cold-hearted killa drug. Outside nations, cultures, and groups are shaking their heads at the destruction we’re focused on expanding. I ask you my brotha, do you know your value? Do you see the same value in that black man with a a red rag, blue rag, or under the cufi? If not, then let me be the first to keep it 1000 with you…because we see in others what we love or hate about our self! I can only hate the member of another group if H.A.T.E. is alive and being breeded inside of me. Many catz around you claim that they are not haterz, but their actions prove that they find reasons and excuses to lash out hatefully at another person or group. This is simply because hate has been stored up in their heart and mind so they quickly snap or slowly build up hated until finally they find a way and a target to unleash the inner-beast. 
Hostile
Animosity
Triggering
Edginess
We are inside these walls with many men who are on the edge of life. They are dealing with memories, habits, issues, and a lack of adequate counseling each day that they awaken. They’ve lost sight of home and the people they love very much, and they’re stuck in this cold place with only a shank and a faded dream of making it home. The hostility is a wall of what seems to be a protective cover for them. Animosity becomes the mask he wears to scare the next door neighbor with. This daily coping technique triggers within our brothaz an atmosphere of edginess and a “negative” is a skill cultivated most of the times. With this being the normalcy of what’s being breeded in our level 5 penz, we find our value extremely low. We easily lose respect for our elders, brothaz, and the next generation as they come in these wallz. A brotha who lacks respect for his culture has usually lost respect within his community and/or family ties. This state of mind leads to hate for the brotha sleeping in the cell next door to us. And hatred allows us to sell him a poison or call him a opposition and stab him many times…just because of a petty beef or disagreement.     

In conclusion, it is my plea for us to move with love family, speak with healing. Sell store or create a hustle by investing in the local artist, poet, or kitchen man, Education of all the ways we can invest around us leads to options. Economic advancement is nothing if we can’t be proud of how we acquired the wealth. Political development means meeting the dorm leaders and seeing we can better the lives of everybody in the unit and then compound. Social development is being a mentor, wanting to interact in a meaningful way with elders, brothaz, and young guyz who can be inspired to create an atmosphere of love and know-the-ledge. …in Love and Service, Brotha Hest P.O.P.S. Movement (Prisoners Organizing Peace Programs)

Rest In Paradise: Moon B. and Mario G. 

Our Exodus

  I am Tsphanyah Ben Yahweh. This particular piece has been written for those within Georgia who’s soul burns within the flames of Revolutionary passions.

  Recently, Time Magazine released a special issue dedicated to expounding on the 400 year mark of slavery in this great, powerful nation. A country built on the backs of men in servitude.  When we hear this we become engulfed by rage and bitterness, emotions that fuel our actions yet cloud our judgements and focus. We need clarity. We need a plan. We need “Insight”! 

Every empire of renown was built on the backs of slaves. Babylon, Egypt, Roman, Russia, and you could go on; but what are these empires now if not a shadow? 

At the heart of these empires were their people. An oppressed people. Downtrodden and neglected, they desired better. They wanted more. They eventually fought for more. But the first thing they did was come together. Within this united force they found clarity, formed a plan, and acted because they’d attained “Insight”. 

The good must come together and fight or be picked off one by one by the fores of evil. “Insight” has provided a direct avenue; not for those crying out into the wilderness, but for the locksmiths, chainbreakers, and warhammer wielding Agents of Change to plan, mount up and execute. 

We must first establish or acknowledge a headquarters. This will be our point for establishing communication. Next we must connect with one another for a multitude of reasons. Such as: identifying skill sets useful to the movement and forming a structure for the movement. Every army has a general and ours is out there somewhere. Recruiting is also a very important skill set we can only identify in a person by speaking with him. Communication is key. We must be linked together.  

Once we’re linked we must pick one objective and work towards the completion of it. This will take organization. Knowing our roles in this mission if we have one, and diligence in the execution of our plan. Accomplishments are keys which open the doors to more success.  

We’ve talked for so long in Georgia and not achieved a goal that our youth have lost interest in change and instead become more focused on surviving oppression through means of satisfying desires rather than fighting.  

So yes, we need our grievance writers, chaingang paralegals, lawsuit experts, financiers, and guys with dependable people on the outside. Organizers, men with good leadership qualities, those who write well, and men with a good eye for these talents are also needed.  

Once these great minds link up and begin this brotherhood, it is my hope that they would do what hasn’t been done. Corporate this movement under a righteous, legal banner. An non profit formed by us and for us. With members on both sides of the wall working towards the same goal. Our Exodus. Shalom.  

Creating Real Intelligent Minds Souls Overcoming Negative: The revolution is alive

By Zo of Crimson Mafia Family
Greeting, Well as I figure that from what I wrote on behalf of the treatment that is going on at Tier 2 at Hays State Prison, I have been label as a “Rat”, but its crazy how the admin has control over another mans mind: That can scare a person by telling them if yo don’t this and that we will take your detail or lock you down. It kills me to see that my own are asleep mentally, and are unaware of their true potential in life. Hose is it that some one can control you with soups, honey bun, etc. to the point you slave for them, for packouts, and a incentive meal a extra one at that. We are suppose to get more than that. We are what makes the prison run. we are the ones that have to cook the food, pass it out, cut grass, pass our legal supplies, wash clothes, and many more things. If we “Stand Together” and say that we want a better and let the officers and admins do all of that, we will start to show and prove that we are ready for change. Why do you think they kill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Its already in effect that 6-9 months Hays State Prison is going to be 23 and 1 lockdown prison. They see that we act like animals so now that’s how they going to treat us. Before its to war my fellow brothers stand up for what is right. Stop looking at what set you from or what you are. Whether you Crip, Blood, GD, Muslim, MOBB, or part of the LGBTQ, we must stand with each other to change and make where we live better for us. I have started a family called Crimson Mafia Family which stands for Creating Real Intelligent Minds Souls Overcoming Negative. That’s what it stands for. I am on some bigger and better things to change the way how I see life. We must make a change in this prison. This is the homes of many people who are never going home. And they deserve better treatment than what they are getting. Now so once again we must “Stand Together Now” to make a change we must wake up and enlighten each other. Again a change must come. The revolution is alive.

Governments and Violence

By Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain    

Governments claim to be opposed to violence. They teach us in school that violence is bad. They pass laws to criminalize violence. They lock up people for acts of violence. But governments don’t really oppose violence at all.     Governments spend millions of dollars on bombers and tanks and aircraft carriers– all weapons of violence. Governments recruit and train soldiers to form armies and employ violence. In the United States, police carry guns and routinely shoot people–often, unarmed people–every single day. This is violence.    

Every new development from communications to “stealth” technology, from atomic power to drones, is applied first by governments to the science of inflicting violence before being used for anything else.    

Governments do not oppose violence. Governments seek to monopolize violence. Everything that government does, it relies upon a gun or a billy club, a can of pepper spray or an attack helicopter. Its every demand carries an implied threat, “or else.” Pay your taxes “or else.” Obey the laws “or else.” Keep working and shopping and dying “or else.”    

The relationship between an individual subject and the government is defined by violence. Violence is the language of governing, of controlling, of subjugating and exploiting.    

But we do not have to permit governments to maintain a monopoly on violence. We don’t have to keep doing the bleeding and the dying while they continue to do the killing.    

Our problem is not violence. Our problem is, we are killing the wrong people. When we start killing the right people, the attack helicopters and the bombers will change hands. Violence will cease to be the language of government and will become instead the language of liberation.

Crimson Mafia Family: Stand up against administration instead of fighting each other

Greeting to My Brothers, Crimson Tears;
I would like to know why is it that we don’t stand up to the administration; why is it we wont fight for our rights when one of us have been done wrong. But you all call each other you brothers. For the ones that are in these gangs and what not. How is it that you say you have me or will ride for me, bust your gun for me, but when this Warden Kevin Sparyberry and Deputy Warden of Security Jacob Beasley at Hays State Prison slap your brother while in handcuffs and did it due to he wouldn’t tell them what they wanted to know. But this is your brother that you said you are willing to die and kill for but y’all will kill a inmate quick over words, soups, honey bun, even kill a innocent person that name has be slander all through the Tier 2. Just so that everyone can have something to talk about. The white man has brainwashed my brothers’ mind to the point he will give us the incentive meals to where we think that we are making them do what it is that we won’t. But really they are winning. I have giving up the gang life cause its no loyalty in it. Everyone is out to cross each other. That’s why me and a former gang member has started a movement that’s call C.M.F. Crimson Mafia Family. I want to say to inmate Merweather Just because they did what they did don’t stop pushing that powerful sword that you have; and your so call blood homies ain’t no where to be to assist you or help you while you are back behind the glass. My Brothers again I say this we “need” to stand up against the administration instead of fighting and stabbing each other for nothing. Come together as one, and I promise we will win. Without us the prison can’t run. The Administration need us to run these prisons. This is our home so just know…a change is coming… The Revolution is alive and strong.
“Crimson Mafia Family”Fettizo AKA Dontero

Apposing The Cannibal

Sometimes, prisoners’ thinking is backward. We might see prisoners rebel in some way and when the authorities respond with repression against the entire population, we have the tendency to blame the rebellious prisoners. After all, if not for their rebellion, the prison administration would not have responded. We see it as cause and effect, the prisoners “caused” the repressive response.

This is not entirely true. Before those prisoners thought about standing up for themselves, and maybe even standing up for the rest of us, the prison administration already purchased pepper spray and riot gear. Shields and helmets were already stored somewhere. The armory was already filled with guns and ammunition. The budget already set aside funds for hazard pay and overtime.

In other words, those who run prisons already knew and expected that the inhumanity they impose would provoke some of us to resist. They plan for that. They know it’s coming. The same way that a serial rapist expects to get scratched and bitten. He prepares for it.

The point, of course, is that the repression, on one hand, and the rape, on the other, were going to happen even before the victim of either had attempted to fight back.

If we’re going to trace cause and effect back to the resistance causing the repression, then, In fairness, we must trace it one step further back and recognize that it was the pre-existing repression that provoked the resistance. In fact, it matters not whether we resist or not, their oppression is coming.

The situation is like being locked in the room with a cannibal. The cannibal is what the cannibal is. The cannibal does what the cannibal does.

You can reason with him. You can bargain with him. You can choose to trust him if you want to.

Go to sleep, it’s all bad.

The cannibal is a cannibal.

If you truly value yourself, there’s really only one reasonable response. You have to do something, whatever it takes, to make sure that cannibal cannot do you harm. Period.

You have to take out the cannibal before the cannibal eats you. Anything less, you’re doomed.

Same here. We are all, collectively, locked in the room with a cannibal. Sooner or later, that cannibal is going to do to us what it is in his nature to do.

No matter what any of us does to diminish the harm the cannibal can inflict, it cannot be wrong.

The wrong response is to do nothing.

The wrong response is to blame those who resist for the repression that follows.

You’re locked in a room with a cannibal. He’s staring at you. He’s waiting.

You better wake up.

Anarchist prisoner Sean Swain

Buckingham Correctional, Dillwyn, VA

Fences

People who run prisons know they intend to do us harm. The proof? They put fences around these places before we ever get here. The reason they put the fences up is, they know they intend to harm us, and they know that any reasonable person would try to run away. They aren’t “helping” us or making us “better” people. They’re hurting us. They’re making us less likely to succeed. And they know it. So that means people who run prisons know they are making future crime more likely, not less. They know they are creating future crime, future victims, future imprisonment, future losses for society all the way around. If they were helping us, if they believed they were helping us, they wouldn’t put the fences up. They wouldn’t need fences. If they offered us wisdom and skills and empowerment, we’d all stay violently. There would be no need for a fence. You don’t put fences around a pizza party. You put fences around a torture factory.
They know how to help us. They could help us and empower us if they wanted to. People go into basic training in the military and leave there after 8 weeks, instilled with a whole new way of living, a whole new sense of themselves, a whole new vision and set of skills. Our sentences are longer than eight weeks. We leave prison without all that wonderful stuff that only takes eight weeks. They would help us if they really wanted to apply the science of that they know. They don’t want to. They want things the way they are. They profit off of human suffering. If they are protecting the public from us, who protects the public from them? Maybe the responsibility falls to us to take them down. There’s that fence. We’re locked in here with them. We might as well do something to change the world. We outnumber them. ~Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain 

More Reports of Abuse from DeKalb Jail: Blocked Windows, Overflowing Toilets, Religious Discrimination, Dirty Water

Atlanta ABC and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee have been collecting reports of abuses within the DeKalb Jail. One incarcerated man, HL, called a number that had been chalked on the sidewalk outside the jail on May 15. He wanted to publicize abuses but without his name attached since he is afraid of retaliation by guards. HL said that during the protest on May 15 guards came into the cells with paintball guns and threatened to shoot inmates for banging on the windows. During that protest, people incarcerated in the jail put signs up in the windows for the public to read. Some smashed holes in the windows and shouted to the protesters or attempted to pass messages and examples of the rotting food through. Another man who called ABC on May 21 says the windows have since been blocked by some kind of film, a sticky paper or plastic. Protesters tabling below confirm that the windows are opaque in a section of the jail facing the sidewalk. This will prevent imprisoned people from sending messages using signs or seeing the ABC number. The United Nations has a “Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners” signed by the US that requires windows to allow in fresh air, and keeping prisoners in the dark is also prohibited. ABC also received a report on May 17 that the lights in many cells are broken.

HL also reports that the jail is “nasty, there is mold in the shower. They feed us on brown trays they’ve had for probably 20 years. The trays themselves are moldy and smell bad.” The trays have holes in them that water seeps into when they get washed, so mold grows on the inside.

Sheriff Man, the administrator in charge of the jail, has said protesters are being unproductive because he says they do not file formal complaints. But reports from those who have tried to use the complaint system show it to be a sham. HL says he has complained via the kiosk and filed a formal grievance. No complaint number is given when a grievance is filed. It is supposed to take 14 days but actually takes 60 days to get a response. When a response is finally given, you are required to accept their answer no matter what and cannot complain again. There is a note that the issue is going to be addressed but no one ever actually follows up, and the issue is never addressed.

HL says the toilet in the cell works, but they lock the door to the cell during the day and the toilet in the commons area doesn’t work and overflows with sewage. He has digestive health issues and needs to use the toilet frequently and the broken toilet gets in the way of this and creates an unhealthy condition in the jail.

Protesters have been setting up tables outside of the jail and speaking to people coming out since mid-April. Last week they spoke to a Muslim woman who had been arrested for a traffic ticket a few weeks before and held overnight. Her headscarf was immediately confiscated when she arrived and was never returned. She also was served nothing but a pork sandwich which she could not eat, so she did not eat for her whole overnight stay before being bailed out.

Also on May 21,  ABC got a call from a Muslim man in DeKalb jail, KR. he reports that according to regulations Muslims are supposed to receive meals before sunrise and after sunset during the month of Ramadan, but they have not been getting their trays until after sunrise. This means they’re not able to eat before the day. KR says Muslims do not receive evening trays until 10 p.m. or later.  This means they get one meal a day. The meal is supposed to be larger for Muslims during Ramadan, who are only eating before sunrise and after sunset, but they are not. It is the same meager tray that the other prisoners get for each meal, and previous reports have indicated that these trays are not enough food for the day even when they receive three a day.

KR also says that about a week ago, there were signs up in the common area saying not to drink the water or shower in it, and it was coming out of the faucets brown. But there were no signs in the cells themselves, so he woke up in his cell and did not see the signs before he made soup with some from the cell faucet. He says these signs were up once about a week ago and twice the week before that. Water was provided in orange coolers in the common areas.

Another man wrote in a post card from the jail, “The officers don’t  respond to the call buttons and sometimes treat us inhumanely”. He mentioned mold, poor food, and unfair disciplinary procedures as well. “Just because we are inmates and prisoners our lives matter too!! It’s so much goes on in between these walls it’s not being brought to the light!! I’m praying and hoping I can change that!!”


GA’s Dept. of KKKorrections’ Protocol 204.10

On 10-4-2018, GA. Dept. of KKKorrections along with J-Pay / Securus Inc., will implement a protocol / policy “204.10” designed to limit the prisoners’ ability to communicate with the freeworld and those persons that keep a close eye on GA’s slave system. Prisoners will now be limited to only twelve (12) aproved persons that they’re allowed to send and receive emails to and from. It’s clearly an attempt to suppress the enslaved’s ability to communicate with people and organizations that can and are willing to provide help in exposing and fighting a system that is inhumane, uncivil, oppressive, and exploitive to the Common Man; especially those of low-income status and those people of color…

How can anyone, especially the enslaved prisoner justify spending their money with J-Pay / Securus Inc., when they take your family’s hard-earned dollars, then use their products to spy on them and oppress them?? The J-Pay kiosk and tablets are used by both Securus and GA Dept. of KKKorrections to hypnotize and misdirect prisoners’ minds from the true cause of their spiritual, mental, and physical torture. They use them to keep the enslaved submissive, docile, and controlled; yet the J-Pay system is propagated as a tool to help keep prisoners in touch with their families and the world at large. The reality of the matter is Securus is a corporation established by imperialistic / capitalists to monitor and target citizens of this American country and identify / target those members of this so-called civilized society that belong to groups or organizations that resist, rebel, and defy the imperialistic / capitalistic machine of exploitation, manipulation, and  world oppression which keeps the white neo-fascist KKKrime in full operation and the white neo-fascist imperialistic capitalistic 1% in their positions of power….

Securus holds KKKontracts with GA. Dept. of Corrections for telephone commissary, J-Pay programs etc. These programs are closely monitored such as voice recognition software which is used on the phone system, facial recognition software used through video visitation, snap and send, and videograms. Therefore use of said programs allows law enforcement agencies (both Federal / State), between units, and the dept of KKKorrections the opportunity and ability to identify, target, torture, and destroy members of the revolutionary movement. The enslaved affiliation, family or organization anyone that may be active in protesting and fighting against the system of oppression. These tools are aggressively use as tools to neutralize any and all threats to this KKKonfederate slave system. Therefore the continued use of said programs by the enslaved prison population is extremely foolish!! Why would the oppressed / exploded, help the oppressor tax, exploit, and oppress themselves? Unless the oppressed / exploited loves and enjoys being oppressed / exploited. I along with many others have used aforesaid  programs to reach out and contact persons in organizations that give support / help to expose and fight this KKKonfederate system of oppression; yet I will no longer use any of the programs due to the many negative elements attached to Securus Inc. And its J-pay subsidy. I further urge all awakened and revolutionary comes to go back to using the postal service and other means of communications, in order to keep their revolutionary organizations, affiliations, and family members safe from being targeted and neutralized. Word to the wise, big brother has a constant evil eye on all revolutionaries / world masses, so be wise and divest your funds from aforesaid oppressive / exploitive programs; in order to bring about a positive effect in the Revolutionary movement. In closing I send forth love and respect to all revolutionary comrades. Power belongs to the people!!

Respectfully submitted,

I am Kelevin J Stevenson

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Fascism and the War for Life in this Land of Death

Train to think by the concepts of misinforming guidance. The common sense in this land makes no sense because justice rectifies illegal actions of retribution. War on poverty allows exploitation of the labor class. War on Drugs is so broad any drug territory inhabitant can be “neutralize” by any means in attempt “tranquil” this hazardous social disease. War on terrorism is war on all potential internal and external. Internal threats are Muslims, Crips, GD’s, MS-13, criminal charges persons and any other people or group in conflict with the interest of the establish order.

This subjugation will last as long as the masses continue to disbelieve the truth. The obvious is being overlooked and the hidden is not being sought. In this time of day murder is a ticket of respect. At night the horror of walkers take the streets and terrorize their common kind. Babies are exchange for goods and education is secondary to the lesson of discipline. Crack, cocaine, and ecstasy has been made legal under prescription distributed by the pharmaceuticals department. New gun restrictions debilitate the constituted and god given right of self-preservation. To be free will cost some of your civil liberties. Or does it? If this franchise of corporate law is only affective consensually, then what will happen when consent is no longer given? When the sleep is awaken and the blind can see. When the deaf can hear and the lame of doubt is move by faith.

The matter of survival is constantly being infected with substances that enervates its neutrons. Your physical growth is stunt by “vaccines” of sterilization. Mentally your mind is buried in distress, agony and confusion. Enslaved by ignorance and raged by the madness it visualizes. Emotionally you’re on a steady imbalance frequently the process of decay takes a toll. Effecting the psychological state – now psychosis are diagnosis. Population control is in affect and is calculated every 10 years. Our country of opportunity; and freedom. Our nation of death as the right way… Damn this is the Amerikkkan Dream. In order for them to live we must die. The many for the few our means are justified by their ends…to be continued.