Updates about the dire situation inside Macomb prison in Michigan

Traducción al español As of today (3.27.2020), there are 24 confirmed cases of Cov-19 inside Michigan prisons. Two weeks ago, we spoke with Bruce “X” Parker about the situation inside Macomb prison and he warned us about what would happen if no action was taken. In our recorded conversation with him two weeks ago he…

Why are so many Michigan prisoners on quarantine?

Prisoners in several Michigan prisons are currently on quarantine — being subjected to the absolute and arbitrary sovereign will of the MDOC with little to no possibility of redress. We hear from Bruce X — a comrade quarantined at Macomb correctional facility, located just north of Detroit — who tells us about the desperation of…

Crimmigration and Internationalist Abolition

The Asian Prisoner Support Committee speaks about internationalist abolition and strategic interventions to stop deportations of all those caught up in the crimmigration system –the crossroads of criminal and immigration law– and what it takes to bring back those who have been deported. Image credit: Olga Kherber Subscribe via iTunes | Subscribe via RSS | Download…

Abolitionist Study with Stevie Wilson

Black and queer abolitionist writer Stevie Wilson, held captive by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, was recently released from solitary confinement. He speaks about the importance of abolitionist study as a space of common encounter that undermines the hold that the carceral state has on our lives, both inside and outside prison walls. You can…

A strategy of disruption: Thinking through the prison strike as an abolitionist tactic

Three years after the nationwide September 2016 prison strikes, abolitionist intellectual “HH” re-joins us on the show. He speaks about what the few months before the prison strikes looked like from inside Michigan’s Kinross prison and we discuss the tactical advantages of the strike within an abolitionist strategy of disruption. Image credit: Norman Lewis Subscribe…

Ohio prisoners speak! A year after the 2018 nationwide prison strike

In this special bonus episode released on the anniversary of the 2018 nationwide prisoner strike we feature the voices of two Ohio prisoners, David Easley and Mark Hinkston. David and Mark discuss the state repression they and their comrades faced in the wake of the 2018 prison strikes and ways to support prison rebels. You…

Prison Labor and Industrial Penology

Charlie Bright speaks about the re-articulations of carceral narratives: from the era of Fordism through discourses on modernization and the desperate rehabilitation of the rehabilitative model.

The Death Penalty, Sovereignty and Abolition

Lisa Guenther deconstructs the state’s right to kill or let live within settler-colonial & racial capitalist social relations. We also discuss abolitionist forms of relationality that interrupt sovereignty’s hold on life and social death.

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, ft Saidiya Hartman

Saidiya Hartman speaks about the beauty, autonomy, anarchy, fugitivity, queerness, and errancy in forms of Black sociality — what she calls waywardness. We also discuss how to interrupt the state’s apparatus of capture and the new social formations that emerge as people flee from predatory state forms.

Pill or Punish: Involuntary Medication at a Women’s Prison

In early 2019 more than two thousand people deprived of their freedom inside Michigan’s Huron Valley prison for women were placed into quarantine. In this episode we discuss the action with two women who experienced the quarantine firsthand, and with Victoria Law, abolitionist activist and author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. Image credit: Fatima…