The struggle around African-American political prisoners

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A Brief History Of The New Afrikan Prison Struggle
By Sundiata Acoli, [30 November 1995]. This article was first written at the request of the New Afrikan Peoples Organization (NAPO). Its original title was The Rise and Development of the New Afrikan Liberation Stuggle Behind the Walls, which refers to the struggle of Black prisoners in U.S. penal institutions to gain liberation for ourselves, our people, and all oppressed people.
Akil Al-Jundi, 56, Inmate Turned Legal Advocate
By Robert McG. Thomas, Jr., New York Times, , 20 August 1997. New York Times obit of Akil Al-Jundi, a leading legal advocate for young people facing prison sentences.
Black August 1997
A collection of statements, 22 August 1997. Statements by Sundata Acoli and Kiilu Nyasha to commemorate fallen prison freedom fighters. Also excerpts from The Story of George Jonathan Jackson and also excerpts from a Radio Interview with George Jackson.
Akil Al-Jundi
By Key Martin, in Workers World, 28 August 1997. Marking the death of Attica Brother, Akil Al-Jundi, a leader of the prison struggle, who died 13 August 1997.
Million Man Madness
Editorial by Adam J. Smith, Associate Director, Prison Activist Resource Center, 6 March 1999. A report issued this week by the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives shows that by the year 2000, the number of African American adults behind bars will reach one million. At that time, roughly one in ten black men will be imprisoned. Clearly, something is wrong.
Louisiana prisoners challenge 28 years of solidary confinement
Angola 3 press release, 31 March 2000. On Thursday, March 30, 2000, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the Angola 3'Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox—who have spent the past 28 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Muslims, Panthers Gather to Offer Al-Amin Support
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 29 July 2000, In Al-Amin’s youth, he was once a Black Panther, but since moving to Atlanta 20 years ago, he has been the imam, or prayer leader, of the West End Community Mosque. He is credited with preaching about inner peace and cleaning up the neighborhood of drug dealers. And now the 57-year-old is in jail, accused of killing Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Kinchen and injuring another deputy on the night of March 16.
Racism, Prisons and the Future of Black America
By Manning Marable, Along the Color Line, August 2000. The devastating human costs of the mass incarceration of one out of every thirty-five black Americans are beyond imagination. While civil rights organizations like the NAACP and black institutions such as churches and mosques have begun to address this widespread crisis of black mass imprisonment, they have frankly not given it the centrality and importance it deserves.
The American judiciaries conspiracy to deny due process: Introduction to Ruchell Cinque Magee's Case
By Curtis Mullins, 9 April 2001. His is the classic case of human rights violation, fraud and corruption at the highest levels of government: the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Government are involved in a conspiracy to hide the truth and deny freedom to Ruchell Magee and political prisoners in America.
Imprisoned black nationalists in the United States: Caged panthers
By Marie-Agn├Ęs Combesque, Le Monde diplomatique, October 2005. More than 100 inmates in high-security prisons in the United States demand the right to be treated as political prisoners, since they were jailed for acts related to anti-government activism.