Prison Imperialism

The struggle continues: Racism, repression, and fightback in the USA

Now more than ever, we need to debunk the myth that human rights are an issue in other countries, but not here in the U.S. A re-surged movement against police brutality, white supremacy, and state violence come to be known as the largest sustained mobilization in modern U.S. history continues to reignite public discourse around…

Forced Sterilizations Echo History of U.S. Genocide

The violations against the people at Georgia’s detention center reveal the inherently abusive structure of prisons, and fuel the ongoing fight for abolition. by Maya Hernandez, National Co-Coordinator at the Alliance for Global Justice. Recently, Project South published a report to call attention to the concerning violations taking place inside Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center…

Racism, Liberation, and US Political Prisoners

By Natalia Schuurman, Eduardo Garcia, Victoria Cervantes, and James Patrick Jordan  The Alliance for Global Justice has just updated its list of U.S. political prisoners.* Let’s review a few basic facts and statistics, and consider some of the implications. The number of political prisoners in the United States has risen by 12.28% since the beginning…

Africa and Prison Imperialism

by James Patrick Jordan (The following piece is an updated version of a presentation for the 2020 African Liberation Day radio special by the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party-(GC) and the Africa Awareness Association) The United States government has invested considerable resources toward the restructuring of African prison systems. This is an example of what we,…

Why did the Bureau of Prisons impose a national lockdown days after the murder of George Floyd?

by Natalia Schuurman Following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, a nationwide uprising of unprecedented proportions has swept  the U.S. in thousands of cities and towns, large and small, across all 50 states. This surge of mass resistance around issues of racial injustice, occurring against the…

End Mass Incarceration, Breeding Ground for Coronavirus-Act Now!

The coronavirus pandemic has turned prisons into breeding grounds for the pandemic. We are asking you to take the following actions in support of this campaign: Send an appeal to international human rights officials and authorities demanding an end to mass incarceration during this pandemic If you are a resident of the United States, click…

COVID IN COLD BLOOD: Massacre in La Modelo Prison, Colombia

  by James Patrick Jordan Colombian Armed Forces attacked prisoners on Sunday who were striking against filthy conditions and lack of protections against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Colombian agents killed at least 23 persons and wounded more than 90 at La Modelo prison in the capital city of Bogotá. This attack takes place in the context…

Saudi Arabia’s Jails and U.S. Prison Imperialism

by James Patrick Jordan Overview The United States government has deep ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s penal system, and with the entire Ministry of Interior, which oversees the kingdom’s police, courts, and jails. The American Correctional Association (ACA), a trade organization that collaborates and contracts with the US government, is likewise linked with…