Florida womens’ prison goes without water and air conditioning

A storm knocked out the water and air conditioning in Florida’s oldest women’s prison this weekend and the headaches have continued ever since. Employees and family members of inmates have come out with stories that women were forced to wash with still toiler bowl water and weren’t getting enough to drink while the damages were being repaired. 

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.