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National Prison Strike: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak Press Release

Preface written by MAPS (Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity). Press release written by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. To download 8.5x11" color zine, follow this link. To download 8.5x11" black & white zine, follow this link. To print zine: print double-sided and flip on short side.   The United States incarcerates the highest number of people in … Continue reading National Prison Strike: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak Press Release

Enough Already! Call In to End the Extreme Retaliation Against Kinross Prisoners

250-plus people were transferred in retaliation for the strike and protest at Kinross Correctional Facility in northern Michigan in September 2016 [1]. A reported 20 to 30 remain in maximum security (level V) despite being approved for transfer to lower levels over seven months ago. The official reason given for the delay is lack of … Continue reading Enough Already! Call In to End the Extreme Retaliation Against Kinross Prisoners

GROUP PROTESTS RESTRICTIVE MAIL POLICY IN MICHIGAN PRISONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 5/14/2018: GROUP PROTESTS RESTRICTIVE MAIL POLICY IN MICHIGAN PRISONS East Lansing, MI – A dozen supporters of prisoners visited a quiet, residential East Lansing neighborhood Sunday afternoon to deliver Mother’s Day greeting cards to the home of Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Director Heidi Washington. The cards – some absurdly large, some … Continue reading GROUP PROTESTS RESTRICTIVE MAIL POLICY IN MICHIGAN PRISONS

The Opening Statement – Spring 2018

  Opening Statement - Spring 2018 (PDF) Click the link to download PDF The Opening Statement is a free quarterly newsletter that features articles written by those currently imprisoned by the state of Michigan. We publish poetry, political writing and opinion pieces, as well as other relevant pieces by non-incarcerate authors. We include author names … Continue reading The Opening Statement – Spring 2018

The Opening Statement – Winter 2018

Opening Statement - Winter 2018 (PDF) Click the link to download PDF The Opening Statement is a free quarterly newsletter that features articles written by those currently imprisoned by the state of Michigan. We publish poetry, political writing and opinion pieces, as well as other relevant pieces by non-incarcerate authors. We include author names (legal … Continue reading The Opening Statement – Winter 2018

Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt

Containing the Crisis is a historical analysis of issues relating to mass incarceration in the Midwest. This zine, written by the Rustbelt Abolition Research Collective (a project of MAPS) uses the lens of racial capitalism to connect deindustrialization in the Rustbelt with the rise of mass incarceration and the rebellions in Detroit in 1967 and … Continue reading Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt

The Opening Statement – Fall 2017

Opening Statement - Fall 2017 (PDF) Click the link to download PDF The Opening Statement is a free quarterly newsletter that features articles written by those currently imprisoned by the state of Michigan. We publish poetry, political writing and opinion pieces, as well as other relevant pieces by non-incarcerate authors. We include author names (legal … Continue reading The Opening Statement – Fall 2017