May 30th (NYC): "Madness, Motherhood, and Zines"

With Raye Tibbitts (Bad Mother Chronicles), Nicole Chaison (Hausfrau muthah-zine), Ayun Halliday (EAst Village Inky), and China Martens (The Future Generation)

Panel discussion on "Madness, Motherhood, and Zines"

11:45am-1:15pm, Saturday, May 30th
NOLA Studios
250 W.54th St.

audio for "Resistance Behind - and Beyond - Bars" event at Bluestockings Books

For those of you who missed it (or those of you who simply have to hear it again):

Ashanti Alston (former BLA member and Prisoner of War, current co-chair of the Jericho Movement) will read from his upcoming memoir.

Groundbreaking for Alabama's first all-female federal prison

Groundbreaking for Alabama's first all-female federal prison

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for the state's first all-female federal prison. The prison will be built on 120 acres in Pickens County near Aliceville. It will house 1,300 medium security inmates and have 350 employees at a price tag of $185 million dollars. It will open in 2011.

Resistance Behind Bars quoted in response to New Yorker article

In "Gender Lockdown: New Yorker’s story on American prisons ignores the women in them," Mikki Halpin responds to the New Yorker article Hellhole for the Women in Media and News blog. She got in touch with me to ask about the experiences of incarcerated women with solitary confinement and also quotes from Resistance Behind Bars!

Read her response here

at the NYC Anarchist Bookfair: Prison/State: Anarchist Perspectives on Incarceration, Resistance, and Abolition

Saturday, April 11, 11:15am-7:45pm

NOTE: This will NOT be at the main bookfair site, but at NYU's Kimmel Hall, 60 Washington Square South, room 803

This panel will explore a variety of anarchist perspectives on the origins and impacts of incarceration, strategies and opportunities for resistance and prisoner support, and prison abolition. Dr. Viviane Saleh-Hanna will begin our discussing with a focus on the racialized militarization of justice, linking contemporary mass incarceration to a long-standing, white-supremacist confinement and genocide of Africans.

as budget woes deepen, 2 states react very differently...

Washington State wants to deal with its budget crisis by releasing prisoners. California, which has just as much of a budget squeeze, is proposing to expand its prison system:

Decision on prisoner releases rests with Legislature, prisons chief says

Last updated April 1, 2009 10:35 p.m. PT



reminder: author event at Wooden Shoe in Philly this Friday (April 3)

I'll be doing an author event at Wooden Shoe Books on Friday April 3rd starting at 7:00PM. Details are below:

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
an author event with Vikki Law
Co-Sponsored by Philadelphia StopMax and National Healing Justice Program of the American Friends Service Committee

@ Wooden Shoe Books
508 s. 5th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Washington Governor Proposes Early Release Of Some Women

Washington Governor Proposes Early Release Of Some Inmates
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