In January of this year Michigan political prisoner and writer Rand Gould had his request for parole denied by the Michigan Parole Board. He is asking his supporters to read the letter below and then to email the parole board and Anthony King as soon as possible urging them to reverse their decision.
Join us Monday, April 15th at 6pm as we celebrate and distribute the newest issue of the journal, hear firsthand accounts about state repression and prisoner resistance in Michigan and discuss how you can get involved with MAPS’ efforts to support prisoner struggles. We hope you leave this event with practical methods of connecting with prisoner-writers as well as the broader movement, led by prisoners, against the carceral state.
Come celebrate the Winter 2019 issue of The Opening Statement with MAPS and friends! Join us March 2nd at 6:00pm Riverside Arts Center - 76 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI featuring a screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes by Brett Story The Opening Statement is a quarterly newsletter written for and primarily by incarcerated … Continue reading Beyond The Walls: Prisoner Newsletter Release + Film Screening
This video coverage of a MAPS protests shows describes how “a group of community members made up of anti-prison activists and people who've spent time behind bars themselves marched through downtown Lansing this afternoon to raise awareness about a nationwide prisoner strike.” It features an interview with a MAPS organizer.
This Michigan Radio interview features Dennis Boatwright, a man formerly incarcerated in the Michigan prison system, describing the importance of supporting prisoner protests and of paying attention to the demands issued during the national prisoner strike.
This article from the San Francisco Bay View describes the protest march organized by MAPS to draw attention to the national prison strike.
This article, written by MAPS, describes a protest in which they blocked the intersection outside of the Michigan Department of Corrections office in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March.
This article describes a protest organized by MAPS outside the Michigan Department of Corrections office. The protest was organized in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March.
This article describes a MAPS protest, organized to coincide with the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights march. The protest was meant to draw attention to “racism and fascism in the Michigan prison system.”
This article promotes a call-in to a Michigan prison demanding an end to harassment of prisoners for speaking out against the wrongful death of their fellow inmate.