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Perhaps it takes sitting back and viewing the game from its beginning in many of our lives, to its end, to get a true perspective of it all. I know that in my case, a view from behind the prison walls and the razor wire fences of maximum and medium security prisons, has given me a perspective that I think may well have escaped me but for my present circumstances. I have witnessed the game and/or street life played at its height. I have been a witness to all that happens in between, just as I have am now witnessing the end game. I have watched those in their twenties and early thirties as they frolicked, danced and partied as their money and their honey’s rolled in with no end in sight. I have also watched sadly as one by one their time to pay the piper came and state and federal prison doors closed behind them, in many cases to never open again. I have watched them here and other prisons, as they walked the compounds in near shock as the reality of their circumstances gradually began to dawn on them. Like victims of PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) I have watched them as they attempt to grapple, often not

successfully with the prospect of spending the next twenty five, thirty, forty years or life away from the friends and families. I have seen the countenance of defiance, as it descends into looks of defeat and resignation, as the reality of the "end game" begins to settle in. I have also watched those that are lucky enough to return to the streets after fifteen, twenty or thirty years, return to homeless shelters or their daughter's or sister's couches. I have watched, as they return to what are now, strange cities and unfamiliar streets. Adrift in a new world, they find themselves both computer and technologically challenged, returning to a world where those they formerly called squares, are the one's now that may very well be their bosses or supervisors, if, they are fortunate enough to secure a job. Bereft of health insurance and any advance degrees, these are the ones that are threatened to fall between society’s cracks. Having never worked a steady job, there are no 401k, social security benefits or annuities that have accrued over time. They have met the end game. Continued on page 2

                 

 

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With jails now being little more than human warehouses, most leave ill-prepared for life in the outside world. With no health insurance any hospital visit can be costly or even deadly. According to an article in The New York Times “A study of hospital emergency rooms in Wisconsin found that victims of severe traffic accidents without health insurance got 20 percent less care. Hospitals spent $3,300 more on average for each victim who was insured. They kept the insured 9.2 days, on average, and the uninsured just 6.4 days. Unsurprisingly, the uninsured were 40 percent more likely to die from their injuries” (New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Rationing Health Care More Fairly. Eduardo Porter). This is the end game. This is the part of the game that never appears in rap videos or is the subject of serious discussion. Is it avoidable? Perhaps! For how it all ends depends on the choices one makes or neglects to make. I can say this without hesitation or equivocation, if one does not choose early and wisely, the probability of the scenario outlined here becomes more probable than not. Your brother, Akbar Pray Editor-in Chief

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LIFE  GOES  ON:  The  Historic  Rise  of  Life  Sentences  in  America  
A  report  from  The  Sentencing  Project  
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Are We Leaving Black Students Behind?

 

The T3 ( Turnaround Teacher Team) Initiative is an innovative program that recruits, develops, and supports effective, experienced teachers to serve in low-performing schools.  

“Research consistently has pointed to effective teaching as the most significant factor affecting student achievement.”
 

 

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Witness to History 50 Years Later
Robert Boyd, 80 Knoxville, Tenn. I had no idea about the march, or anything about the civil rights movement at all. Things were moving quite well for me. I had a great job as a New York City fireman, and my wife worked in a bank. I received a phone call from the Vulcans, an organization of black New York City firemen, to come to a meeting. I was hesitant and said to my wife, “I don’t want to get involved in any of this civil rights stuff.” She said, “Civil rights stuff? We have this nice apartment, you have your job, I have my job at the bank because of the civil rights stuff.” So I went. I’ll never forget one little man, he must have been a senator or congressman. He came up to me, of all people, and whispered, “say, ‘Pass the bill.’ ” I didn’t even know the bill he was talking about! So I said, “Pass the bill!” And everybody started shouting, “Pass the bill!” all the way down the Reflecting Pool. All over the place! It was the civil rights bill! That was amazing. My job was to make sure Martin was safe, so I was paying attention to my job. Consequently what I remember from the speech was more about the crowd than him. That was my focus. I don’t remember listening to the speech, but I remember the impact it had on the people, the audience. When he started to speak, there was silence. Thousands and thousands of people, and not a word. And then when he finished, it was an uproar, a crescendo, and this joyous noise. Then I realized, this is something. And I tell you, it changed me. I became involved in the community and became president of the Flushing ‘The Dogs Stopped Barking’ Cappy (Cathryn) Nunlist, 65 Lebanon, N.H.

 

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“…About two-thirds of black respondents (68%) and a quarter of whites (27%) say blacks are not treated as fairly as whites in the courts.”  
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 GUPTA   Published:  August  14,  2013  

 

 

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Words From Saint
These writings are pro bono for my uncle Akbar Pray, A means of enticing you readers to never go astray. The subject matter of this Newsletter is broad in scope, There's something for the erudite, and those destitute of hope. But for me, this is my time to thank the man - the legend, Whose wisdom was innate; and his greatness was destined. I am proud to admit, you are a true inspiration, Wisdom based ingenuity doesn't negate patience. Being matriculated by Life, making it an art, You're a Gemologist with infinite jewels to impart. Us meeting wasn't by chance, but God's plan, Flesh, formerly known as words written by His hand. Keep in mind moments of sand seeping through an hour glass, Never neglect the breath of life - treat each as the last. I wish for you an extended life, and much success, Having Heaven on Earth- wings accompanying your flesh. Even if I'm not in your presence when you read this, Just picture a hand raised high, yet balled into a fist. If there's to be a Legend's Ball, you'd be a host, This poem's a goblet, words are wine, and this ellipses is the toast...... written by: Semaj Thomas '13

I remember a meeting I had with a Financial Advisor, His conclusion on his advice, "None would be the wiser. Failure's a lucrative business; invest in jails, You'll make enough money to send four generations to Yale." I had to sit back, and through a prism, ponder his views, " 'What's trash to some, is treasure to others' seemingly is truth." Was he a bigot or a realist was hard to differentiate, Oppression has long been the rich's source to quell hunger aches. To understand business, is to understand Republicans, Yet out of loyalty, I'm a Democrat - so heed my sentiments. War apparel's no longer khaki suits and All Stars, It's now seersucker suits, cufflinks and tie bars. How can there be a Community Revolution In Progress If there's nothing owned by our own to demand progress? We've been our own worse enemy, succumbing to complacency, Simple minded actions begot our modern day slavery. We're legally trafficked and housed by the F.B.O.P., Our oppositions are playing Monopoly and we're the currency. Us being portrayed as an evil is essential to their plight, Yet the truth - the contrary is plain and in sight. Education is the key, but if you don't believe me, Look at the most revered individuals on TV. Before athletes can be deemed as professionals, A G.P.A. was maintained - that's non-negotiable. Create your own options - strategize with a sober mind, Even a bum can have hope while inebriated with wine! Step out and go against the grain, elevating your brain, Doesn't Tookie have a Noble Peace Prize attached to his name? History is his story, and it's written by the victor, Become a 10 on the Triumphant Scales of Richter. With recourse, an industry can become null and void, Freedom awaits to be rung; now mash hard to rejoice...... written by: Semaj Thomas '13

 

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -Joseph Campbell-

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Black people in Ameika have been living in a state of war for over 400 years. This war continues to be waged as slavery, Jim Crow (de-facto segregation) and continued economic, social and psychological terrorism. We suffer and then suffer some more. Warfare as we know it, is multifaceted and we have been neutralized in a number of ways including: low/high intensity warfare, psychological, germ, chemical, drug, cultural, infanticide, genocide, fratricide and mentacidal warfare. We continue to experience domestic terrorism as disaffected, disenfranchised beings because Black people living in Amerika have no franchise. We’ve never been recognized as a sovereign people because our sovereign rights were mislaid by the Ma’afa (aka the Black holocaust commonly referred to as the slave trade; a misnomer since trade implies an equally beneficial business transaction between willing participants). Possession of sovereign rights are a major vehicle that will give Afrikan descendants in Americka a path to power and supreme authority. Tractable federal civil rights legislations continue to demonstrate that we are Amerikan by name and not by sovereign citizenship status which is not existent for us as is evidenced by the Trayvon Martin verdict and our decent into socioeconomic/political hell. Amerika has absolutely no regard for our humanity! This dismissal of Black people has overwhelming evidence historically and presently in our disproportionate rate of poverty, incarceration, ignorance, drug use (buying and selling), criminal activity,

fratricide, fractured families, poor health, inferior education, mental illness and unemployment. Not one of these conditions has been improved upon, either by state or federal laws or legislation. Our sovereign rights to be wholly free and viable are imperceptible to most Black Folks. Have the courts offered any meaningful pretection against jury discrimination in the Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Central park 5, Rodney King, Sean Bell and now Trayvon Martin verdicts? A young black man, a child actually, was targeted criminalized and lynched (se Emmett Till ) and if the Justice Department didn’t intervene (due to the outcry from the people) the diabolical agent would have immediately got his weapon of Black destruction back.

“As people we need to continue to pressure the politicians to put forward legislation regarding our sovereignty  “    
As people we need to continue to pressure the politicians to put forward legislation regarding our sovereignty; lobby Congress to sign a Sovereign Rights Bill for Black people (disenfranchised Afrikans) in Amerika, and/or petition the courts to establish a Federal responsibility trust regarding out sovereign rights. Racial biases and stereotypes are given free reign throughout the whole of the United States Autocracy- while at the same tome appearing on the surface to be colorblind. If we continue to fail to solidify our sovereign righs, then all the noise you hear in the aftermath of the Trayvon murder will be drowned out by the silence of second-class de-jure status.

YOU DON’T STUDY ‘HIS’STORY OR YOUR STORYS O YOU RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMETN OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Wisdom is defined as: intelligence, C.L.E.A.R. thinking and good judgement. I offer some practical intelligent ways to save our children: 1. MAKE TIME FOR THEM 2. LISTEN TO THEM 3. TEACH THEM HOW TO WRITE 4. TEACH THEM HOW TO RESEARCH 5. TEACH THEM HOW TO WALK SAFELY THOUGH THE ‘HOOD AND THE SUBURBS 6. TEACH THEM HISTORY AND SHOW THEM THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT 7. MAKESURE THEY DON’T BECOME A SALVE TO MISECONOMICS (CREDIT CARDS, LOANS, ETC.) 8. ENCOURAGE THEM TO DEVELP A SPECIFIC ARTFORM (WRITING, MUSIC, DANCE) TEACH THEMTHE RESPOSIBILITY OF ART TO CAUSE SOCIAL CHANGE. 9. TEACH THEM THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WANTS AND NEEDS 10. TEACH THEM NOT TO TAKE THINGS AT FACE VALUE 11. TEACH TEM THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALE AND MAN, FEMALE AND WOMAN 12. TEACH THEM TO STAND ON THE SQUARE FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND THEY WILL NOT FALL FOR WHAT IS WRONG… Power to the people. M.M. Ankh “Heru” Ma’at

   

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Happy Endings
 

By Omifalade

It  seems  that  everywhere  you  look  these  days,  people  are  trying  to   dethrone  one  another.  You  drive  through  the  neighborhood  you  grew  up  in,   and  everything-­‐everyone  looks  like  they’re  in  a  movie  about  zombies;  that   emaciated  look  and  a  form  of  despair.  Yet  they  continue  there  lives,  not  even   aware  of  how  it  has  consumed  them  and  infected  their  whole  being.   There  was  a  time  when  I  believed  that  humanity  was  more  important   than  anything  else,  more  than  money  or  even  security  of  any  kind.  Since  then   I  have  dedicated  my  life  to  the  bettering  of  mankind,  and  while  I  feel  that   people’s  political,  as  well  as  their  religious  jargon  have  hindered  many,  in   many  ways  my  heart  continues  to  believe  that  the  human  race  has  a  chance.       It  appears  that  the  mistake  we  have  made  is  in  not  understanding  that  religion  is  merely  a  doctrine,   with  tools,  rules  and  ceremonies  created  by  man  to  bring  them  closer  to  God.    Have  we  lost  our   awareness  of  LOVE,  compassion  or  even  sympathy  towards  one  another,  on  your  own?         Have  we  lost  sight  that  we  are  all  children  of  this  universe  with  all  our  imperfections  and  that  our   judgments  only  make  things  worse?    Our  world  has  never  belonged  to  just  those  that  call  themselves   rightous,  it  belongs  to  all  people  no  matter  the  color,  creed,  nationality,  or  gender.    Our  children  have  lent   us  this  world  to  fix  it  for  them,  as  we  lent  it  to  our  parents  to  fix  it  for  us  as  well.  Yet  the  cycle  of   destruction  continues  and  nothing  is  being  done  to  save  our  souls,  our  spirit  or  even  our  own  humanity.     There  was  a  time  when  fairytales  were  read  to  us,  and    kept  us  in  the  belief  that  all  things  were  possible.     Even  in  the  eyes  of  our  Creator…Or  the  powers  that  be,  we  were  taught  to  not  judge  and  to  help  our   fellow  man  or  woman  and  yet  how  can  such  beautiful  word  be  spoken  and  yet  in  the  same  breath,   nothing  but  condemnations  come  out  of  peoples  mouths?         There  are  many  cries  of  help  from  our  children  and  those  cries  are  becoming  more  violent  than   ever,  and  yet  instead  of  people,  religious  people,  judging  these  kids,  they    would  just  walk  the  walk   instead  of  talking  the  talk,  maybe…just  maybe,  our  humanity  may  repair  itself  just  enough  to  see  a   difference.    And  that  would  really  be  a  happy  ending.  

YOUR EDUCATIONAL NEWS
Smart Time Triplets Join Mensa
SEPTEMBER 2013 Florham Park, NJ Making the grades are three smart girls who have joined as members of Mensa. The triplets are The Wilson Trio Kate, Victoria and Elizabeth. They are the first African American Triplets to be accepted by the prestigious group for high intelligence. The Mensa group highlights people from ages young to old and is considered a prominent organization promoting higher intelligence. The New Jersey Triplets have scored exceedingly on IQ tests and have moved to New Jersey to attend school at the Brookdale School in Florham Park, NJ. Eager to continue their education the trio is excited by being in their new school. Parents of the 9 soon to be 10 year olds are glad to have them being accepted by Mensa and look forward to their daughters having even better education because of the great school district in Florham. That's smart time for Triplets.

 

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By  Emily  Badger   You’ve   probably   experienced   this   before   (though   maybe   not   in   those   terms):   When   you’re   lost   in   concentration   trying   to   solve   a   problem   like   a   broken   computer,   you’re   more   likely   to   neglect   other   tasks,   things  like   remembering  to  take   the  dog  for  a  walk,  or  picking  your  kid   up   from   school.   This   is   why   people   who  use  cell  phones  behind  the  wheel   actually   perform   worse   as   drivers.   It’s   why   air   traffic   controllers   focused   on   averting   a   mid-­‐‑air   collision   are   less   likely   to   pay   attention   to   other   planes   in   the   sky.   We   only   have   so   much   cognitive   capacity   to   spread   around.   It'ʹs  a  scarce  resource.  

cognition  tests,  saddled  with  a  mental   load  that  was  the  equivalent  of  losing   an   entire   night’s   sleep.   Put   another   way,   the   condition   of   poverty   imposed   a   mental   burden   akin   to   losing   13   IQ   points,   or   comparable   to   the   cognitive   difference   that’s   been   observed   between   chronic   alcoholics   and  normal  adults.  

Scarcity:   Why   having   too   little   means   so   much.   The   limitations   created   by   poverty   directly   impact   the   cognitive   control   and  fluid  intelligence  that  we  need  for   all   kinds   of   everyday   tasks.   “When   your   focus  is  on  basic  needs,   as   in  the   case  of  the  poor,”  Shafir  says,  “you’re   just   more   likely   to   not   notice   things,   you’re   more  likely  to  not  resist  things   you  ought  to  resist,  you’re  more  likely   to   forget   things,   you’re   going   to   have   less   patience,   less   attention   to   devote   to  your  children  when  they  come  back   from  school.”     At  the  macro  level,  this  means  we  lost   an   enormous   amount   of   cognitive   ability   during   the   recession.   Millions   of   people   were   less   able   give   to   their   children,  or  to  remember  to  take  their   medication.   Conversely,   going   forward,   this   also   means   that   anti-­‐‑poverty   programs   could   have   a   huge   benefit   that   we'ʹve   never   recognized   before:   Help   people   become   more   financially   stable,   and   you   also   free   up   their   cognitive   resources   to   succeed   in   all   kinds   of   other  ways  as  well.    “All  the  data  shows   it  isn'ʹt  about  poor   people,   it’s   about   people   who   happen   to  be  in  poverty.  All  the  data  suggests  it   is   not   the   person,   it'ʹs   the   context   they’re  inhabiting.”  

The condition of poverty imposed a mental burden akin to losing 13 IQ points
The   finding   further   undercuts   the   theory   that   poor   people,   through   inherent  weakness,  are  responsible  for   their  own  poverty  –  or  that  they  ought   to   be   able   to   lift   themselves   out   of   it   with   enough   effort.   This   research   suggests   that   the   reality   of   poverty   actually   makes   it   harder   to   execute   fundamental   life   skills.   Being   poor   means,   as   the   authors   write,   “coping   with  not  just  a  shortfall  of  money,  but   also   with   a   concurrent   shortfall   of   cognitive  resources.”  

Researchers   publishing   some   groundbreaking   findings   in   the   journal   Science   have   concluded   that   poverty   imposes   such   a   massive   cognitive   load   on   the   poor   that   they   have   little   left   over   to   do   many   of   the   things   that   might   lift   them   out   of   poverty   –   like   go   to   night   school,   or   search   for   a   new   job,   or   even   remember   to   pay   bills   on   time.   The This   explains,   for   example,   why   poor   condition of poverty imposed a mental people   who   aren’t   good   with   money   burden akin to losing 13 IQ points   might   also   struggle   to   be   good   In   a   series   of   experiments   run   by   parents.   The   two   problems   aren’t   researchers  at  Princeton,  Harvard,  and   unconnected.   Poor   people   live   in   a   the   University   of   Warwick,   low-­‐‑ constant   state   of   scarcity,   a   income   people   who   were   primed   to   debilitating   environment   that   Shafir   think   about   financial   problems   and   Mullainathan   describe   in,   performed   poorly   on   a   series   of  

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An excerpt from the upcoming book, Soul on Fire by Hafiz Farid  

     

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I was on American Most Wanted Fugitive and Capture List; International Police watch list, Interpol fugitive capture list: My American Name is Roland (aka Panama) Campbell. I am Black with Brown eyes, 6 feet tall, 235 pounds, born on May 5, 1962. I am presently 51 years old. I have been in Federal Prison for the past 17 plus years, serving 150 year sentence. After being kidnapped and brought here to the U.S.A. from Costa Rica on the sole word of the government informant and chief witness in this case, who actually admitted to being the perpetrator of these crimes I am convicted of: Armed Band and Postal robberies (Marcus Robertson the leader in these crimes stated in an identification hearing to determine if I wasthe person; he said "I don't ever remember identifying a photo of Campbell" whether it being 5 years or 5 days ago in the U.S. attorney's office prior to trial). I received 125 years of my sentence for firearm offenses called 924(c)(use or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence or drug offense) 18 USC SECTION 924(c). I currently have 133 years more years to serve. For Bank and Postal Robberies Counts, I received 25 years running concurrent (together). For the 7 counts of the firearm offenses (924(c)), I received 125 years. I was never found with a firearm relating to these crimes. There was never a civilian "eye-witness" who identified me relating to these crimes (in fact all co-defendants were either Id’by witnesses or in photo arrays or forensic evidence at the crimes and even mis-id); there was no forensic evidence ever found at these crimes relating to me. In fact, none of the addresses here in the US or outside this country that was searched relating to me for these crimes, was there ever found "ANY" evidence of these crimes that relate to me. So how did I get here? On the word of a Snitch or Government Informant who was paid to set me up, and receive a cooperation agreement for a lighter sentence to Lie on Me. and Destroy my family and get off for his crimes only to go out and commit several other crimes (he has been arrested several more times since I have been in prison). So this is a warning to all those who want to be Bad-Man, Gun Slingers, Gun-Men, and Gun Clappers. You don't have to get caught with a Gun, nor do they have to find it. All they need is One word from your enemies, One of your friends, or anyone who can just say we know he is a Gun-man and Here I am with 150 years with no-one whose seen or heard me commit these crimes except the word of paid government liars ....to say there goes the "Bad-Guy" and Poof I am gone for the rest of my life!!! At least until the Law changes or the Truth comes to Light? You can find more about my case in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Court Citations under U.S. v. Campbell 300 f.3d. 202(2nd.Cir.2002): Or The American Most Wanted Achieves : with John Walsh commentator: Or Unsolved Mysteries' achieves 1995-1996, in the month of July.  

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Solitary Watch Guest Author Bonnie Kerness

Editor’s Note: As coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee’s Prison Watch Project, Bonnie Kerness is a leading voice for humanitarian reform of U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers. Kerness is also a pioneer in raising awareness about the use of prolonged solitary confinement, and in uncompromisingly identifying the practice as a form of torture. Since the 1990s, she has coordinated AFSC’s STOPMAX Campaign, which ”works to eliminate the use of isolation and segregation in U.S. prisons” through “research, grassroots organizing, public education and policy advocacy.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Between the 1913 closing of Eastern State Penitentiary’s isolation cages and the 1983 lockdown of the federal facility in Marion, Illinois (recently recounted in Nancy Kurshan’s book Out of Control) is a history of struggle against the use of extended solitary confinement in New Jersey, which is little known. In 1975, after the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights Movement, the Viet Nam War and the prisoners’ rights movement, Trenton State Prison (now New Jersey State Prison) established an administrative isolation unit for politically dissident prisoners. The warden and his staff decided to use this technique, which was modeled after a unit in Soledad Prison in California. The Management Control Unit housed those prisoners who had not broken institutional rules, but who were, as a result of their political convictions and expressions, seen to be a threat by prison administrators. Thus, the New Jersey MCU pre-dated the advent of the control unit in federal system. In his book Inside Out – Fifty Years Behind the Walls of New Jersey’s Trenton State Prison, former guard, Harry Camisa says, “The guys singled out for the MCU were viewed as potential troublemakers or political leaders who needed to be segregated to keep them from influencing the rest of the population. This was a new and controversial concept in New Jersey.” The unit isolated activists and leaders from the prisons general population, as it attempted to psychologically reshape their convictions by subjecting them to an extraordinary level

of physical control and sensory deprivation. The definition of “no touch” torture is a set of practices used to inflict pain or suffering without resorting to direct physical violence: sleep deprivation, sensory disorientation, solitary confinement, humiliation, extreme cold or heat, extreme light or dark. Intentional placement situations. A systematic attack on all human stimuli. A November 2010 New Jersey Network program called “Due Process – Solitary: Who and Why” featured myself and Ojore, and other advocates and lawyers talking about the history of activism to close the MCU. The history of the opposition to the New Jersey Management Control Unit includes advocates from the 1994-1998 National Campaign to Stop Control Unit Prisons, of which the Committee to End the Marion Lockdown was a founding member. It also includes the publication of a Survivor’s Manual – written by and for people living in isolation inspired by Ojore. The political use of isolation in ensuing years has morphed into entire isolation prisons being built for the mentally ill. The political use of this form of torture continues with the development of Security Threat Group Management Units (for purported gang members), and Communications Management Units (for Muslims in the federal system). Imam Jamil Al-Amin has been held in such conditions for years. For those of us monitoring US prisons over decades, the targeting of radicalization feels eerily familiar. The Department of Corrections is more than an institution; it is a state of mind. That state of mind has led to the use of “no touch” and other devices of torture both here and overseas. We owe thanks to all of those inside and out who have spoken out: Eddie Griffin, Jr, who had the courage to write “Breaking Men’s Minds” while he was held in the Marion Control Unit; the Marion Brothers who were part of the ongoing resistance to the control unit repression; and to the hundreds of prisoners who had the mettle to contribute their testimony and art to AFSC ‘s 2012 Torture in US Prisons, and to Jean Ross and the many lawyers who have been there for all of us, inside and out.   http://solitarywatch.com/category/solitary-confinement/page/11/

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“It’s true. I suffer, but I rise above that suffering because I know it is through my suffering that the masses of people are so inspired to fight back.” Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 by Common Dreams

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