Prison Imperialism

Tear Down the Walls Mexico Delegation, March 10-20, 2017: While Trump demands Mexico build us a border wall, the US is Building Prison Walls in Mexico—What’s going on?

The United States is building walls and militarizing both the US-Mexico border and Mexico’s southern border. The US is also building prison walls throughout Mexico and militarizing police as living walls to repress and reign in popular movements. When Mexican police fire on striking teachers and normal school students, they’re using weapons made in the…

The Guantanamo of Colombia: Pressure Mounts to Shut Down Notorious US-Funded Prison

Originally published in Upside Down World Written by John Ocampo Friday, 29 January 2016 14:29 SIGN THE PETITION TO CLOSE LA TRAMACÚA, COLOMBIA’S US FUNDED TORTURE PRISON! The campaign to shut down Colombia’s infamous Establecimiento Penitenciario y Carcelario de Alta y Mediana Seguridad de Valledupar “La Tramacua” prison, located in the country’s sweltering Caribbean region and…

Imperio de Cárceles: cómo los Estados Unidos está extendiendo el encarcelamiento en masa alrededor del mundo

por James Jordan, Alianza por la Justicia Global Traducción por Adrian Boutureira Sansberro In English Resumen… Este artículo explica cómo los Estados Unidos están exportando su modelo de encarcelamiento en masa y control social y político hacia al menos 25 países. Este ” imperialismo penitenciario” tiene sus raíces en el Programa de Mejoramiento del Sistema Penitenciario Colombiano…

Empire of Prisons: How the United States is Spreading Mass Incarceration around the World

by James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice Originally published in Counterpunch Click Here for an audio file of a presentation by James Jordan on KBOO radio from the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University in May, 2014. Versión en español Summary…. This article explains how the United States is exporting its model of…

Colombian Political Prisoners: Victory in Doña Juana plus Important Updates

  We have several important updates regarding Colombian political prisoner struggles.  We are especially pleased to announce that there has been a victory at the Doña Juana penitentiary in La Dorada, Caldas, where 1,300 prisoners had engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience, including more than 176 hunger strikers, 18 who had sewn their lips shut.  INPEC…

“I can’t even write to the judges” – Ricardo Palmera/Simón Trinidad, Colombian Prisoner of War in US Supermax Prison

by Hernán Camacho, for the Colombian newspaper, Voz (La Verdad del Pueblo) translated by James Patrick Jordan It was December, 2004 when President Álvaro Uribe authorized the extradition of the man born in the Valle del Cacique de Upar, capital of the Department of Cesar, cradle of Vallenato music, who was known in that city…