New York Women’s Prison Reclaimed By Former Inhabitants

Bayview Correctional Facility was once a very dangerous women’s prison in New York. Records show that it once had the highest number of staff sexual assaults in the country.

Now that it’s been closed, the building is going to be used as a safe haven for women’s a girl’s rights organizers, some of which were once inhabitants of the prison.

Innocent Man Freed From Prison After Serving 20 Years of A Life Sentence

Just a couple of weeks ago, Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent helped Andrew Leander Wilson return to his family after spending 32 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. More recently, they’ve helped another innocent man be released after serving 20 years of a life sentence.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Marco Contreras finally gained his freedom from Calipatria State Prison with the help of Ricardo Perez.

What does prison abolition mean to the mother whose son has been decapitated?

On February 17, 2005, New York City transit workers stumbled across two suspicious garbage bags beside the train tracks at the Nostrand Avenue stop in Brooklyn. The bags were filled with the remains of a dismembered 19-year-old queer Black man, Rashawn Brazell, who was supposed to meet with his mother for lunch that Valentine’s Day but never showed up.

Justice Department To Investigate Alabama Prison Where Inmates Went On Strike

The prison strike that’s been occurring across the country still hasn’t been picked up by major news sources despite the major impact it could have on the justice system. Perhaps that will change now that the Department of Justice has gotten involved.

The DOJ has released a statement saying that they’ll be investigating the conditions in all of Alabama’s state prisons, including the W.C. Holman Correctional Facility, which was where inmates held a work strike and an entire shift’s worth of corrections officers didn’t show up one day.