To correspond with someone in prison, visit Black and Pink’s website or, if you live in Georgia, Georgia Freedom Letters.
Stephen Wilson, “Dis-Organizing Prisons,” 2019.
Stephen Wilson, “Building Together, Inside/Outside,” n.d.
Michael “Safear” Ness, “You Gotta Learn the History: An Interview with Michael ‘Safear’ Ness,” 2021.
Jared Ware, “I’m For Disruption: Interview with Prison Strike Organizer from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak,” 2018.
Empty Cages Collective and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, “Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition,” 2018.
2018 Prison Strike Demands, 2018
United Black Family Editorial Collective, “My Comrades’ Thoughts on Black Lives Matter: A Collection of Essays and Poems by Incarcerated Activists,” 2020
Jared Ware, “Interview: South Carolina Prisoners Challenge Narrative Around Violence at Lee Correctional Institution,” 2018.
Dan Berger, Ryan Fatica, and Duncan Tarr, “As the Coronavirus Spreads, Prisoners are Rising Up for Their Health,” 2020.
In The Belly: An Abolitionist Journal, Volume 1, 2020. [please support the patreon here]
Books and Longer Pieces
Samuel Melville, Letters from Attica, 1972.
Angela Davis, If They Come in the Morning…Voices of Resistance, 1992.
Victoria Law, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, 2009. [interview with author linked]
Dan Berger, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, 2016. [interview with author linked]
Garrett Felber, Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State, 2019. [podcast interview with author linked]
Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier, Rethinking the American Prison Movement, 2017. [adapted article from authors linked]
Orisanmi Burton, “Organized Disorder: The New York City Jail Rebellion of 1970,” 2018.