CONFINED CITIZEN’S ALERT: HOLMAN CF

​Dara Folden 

****Attention Confined Citizens Alert****

Confined Citizen Deatwan Lasted #285632 housed at Holman Correctional Facility was brutally attacked for refusing to occupy a segregation cell once occupied by Robert Carter who recently committed suicide on October 9, 2016.

When Laster refused to enter the cell he was attacked and sprayed with a chemical agent known as Saber Red that severely burns the eyes and skin. Laster pleaded with the Riot Team to take him to the infirmary however his request were ignored. This type of force is a violation of his 8th Amendment, Cruel and Unusual Punishment. 

Please show your support by calling Holman Correctional Facility at: 

(251) 368-8173 to demand immediate treatment and relocation to another cell for Laster.

URGENT:  Violent Attack Against F.A.M. Member Mr. James Ware at Donaldson CF

  On Saturday night at Donaldson CF, FAM Member James Ware was attacked by corrections officers after being removed to an isolated area of the prison in an obviously planned attack. Mr. Ware was placed into the “hot bay” dorm , which is an isolated and restricted part of the prison where assaults have been frequent. 

  FAM first reported on the “hot bay” dorms, also called Behavior Modification Program, when a rebellion took place at Bibb Co. prison over inhumane treatment and abuse by staff. These programs have had multiple rebellions at every prison that they are located, included G.K.Fountain. FAM leader James Pleasant, also known as Dhati Khalid, was transferred from St. Clair CF to Donaldson and then placed in this “hot bay, where he was also assaulted, sprayed with chemical agents, and subject to other deprivations. The hot bay dorm at Donaldson has drew the ire and criticism from officers as well, and many incidents, especially the spraying of chemical agents goes on weekly; many incidents are not even reported.

  Mr. Ware has been moved to another area of solitary confinement and is being denied a phone call to communicate with his family. Please assist Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies by contacting Commissioner Jefferson Dunn at Commissioner Jefferson S. Dunn at 334.353.3883 and Warden Leon Billing at  205.436.3681, and demand that Mr. Ware be afforded a phone call to insure that he is safe and receiving proper medical treatment. 

  Sincerely, 

Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies 

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More Violence in Alabama Prison 

By Dara Folden

Another violent day in the A.D.O.C. Inmate Jason Regan was stabbed at the St. Clair Correctional Facility today Oct 27th around 5:30 p.m. This incident occurred in the Faith Based Honor dorm unit at the facility. This stabbing rides on the heels of 5 inmates that were brutally stabbed which required medical treatment from a hospital outside of the facility. The A.D.O.C is wracked with daily acts of violence against staff and inmates on a regular basis. These incidents are also in direct corelation to the govenor attempts to dupe the voting public into approving 1.5 billion to build new prisons.

Prior to today’s stabbing there have been a rash of other stabbings, one including an officer, along with a suicide and suicide attempts. These acts of violence are a result of multiple factors such as over crowding, lack of staff, and the mistreatment of inmates and staff of the A.D.O.C. The conditions have been so bad that officers have walked off the job during shifts and have also refused to report for scheduled shifts. As a result, the Riot Team, which is called in for special cases, are being sent from facility to facility across the state to cover shifts but yet their presence is not effective especially when the screams and banging of the inmates went unanswered resulting in the death of Robert D. Carter, a hanging victim at Holman Correctional Facility.

The A.D.O.C is currently under investigation by the DOJ regarding saftey issues and violations, amongst other issues that have not received the necessary attention from the administration. But as concerned family, friends, and citizens we must aide in this investigation by reporting issues affecting our loved ones. Our voices can and should be heard.

As family and friends of loved ones behind bars how long will we not bring attention to these issues? How many more Jason Regan’s and Robert Carter’s will we have to read about before something will be done? Keep in mind silence is consent. The longer we remain silent about situations that need to be spoke on and require immediate attention, the longer the list of names will become in the next story.

Is our thinking pattern distorted?

(Top row depicts pictures of unsanitary conditions inside of Alabama’s prisons, bottom pic depicts unsanitary conditions relating to animal rights.)

October 27,2016

       The question above arose as I was pondering the fact that more people are prosecuted annually for animal cruelty across the nation than those that participate in human cruelty within our prison systems.

        I ask the question ” Is our thinking pattern distorted ?” People today seem it more fitting to prosecute and educate for animal cruelty more so than acts against fellow humans. To me this raises my curiosity as to how can we become so sadistic.

        The way people have become so easily swayed to seeing these men and women in our penal system as less than animals baffles me. We have de-humanized many individuals that will one day return to our neighbourhoods and be expected to be civilized, and better than when they entered our prisons. This is a perfect example of distorted thinking, and why the recidivism rate in our nation is over 76%.

         Maybe there’s more truth to the saying “A dog is man’s best friend“. I think it’s time we reevaluate and correct our thinking pattern.

            Unheard Voices O.T.C.J. Swift Justice


Robert Earl Council , also known as “Kinetic Justice”, remains on hunger strike within the dungeon of Limestone Correctional Facility.

October 26,2016

     Today within the walls at Limestone Correctional Facility Robert Earl Council remains on protest against the retaliatory actions taken against him for speaking out on the inhumane injustices that plagues our state.

      We have come to know Robert Earl as “Kinetic Justice”, which seems to be a fitting name from the looks of how things have taken off across the nation.

    Webster defines the adjective kinetic as an energy “of or relating to the movement of physical objects”. 

       From the looks of things there’s definitely no question that the momentum is still going regardless of the fact the administration continues to attempt to break the spirit of the movement.

Sources say there has been another stabbing at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.

October 25th, 2016

     Another report of a senseless stabbing at Holman Correctional Facility earlier today. Details are unknown at the time, and Holman prison administration refuse to give a confirmation, or refute this report. However at this time it is believed to be an inmate on inmate altercation. 

    The rise in violence within Alabama’s prison system has all to do with the near 200% over crowding problem that has haunted Alabama for well over two decades.

    The founder of UNHEARD VOICES stated when asked, why is there a sudden incline in violence behind the walls of Alabama’s prisons,”It’s to be expected when you have double the capacity of men in one spot, more than that spot was designed for. And to make matters worse you have a system that has only one thing that is consistent, and that’s inconsistency. It pushes these men over the edge. There’s no structure among the admin.so there damn sure no structure for the men housed in Alabama.

    “It’s a sad situation to be honest. You have men that the courts declared unfit for society, and they declare guardianship over these men and remove them. But yet they provide no guidance, establish no structure in these guys life while they’re here. They in essence create rabid animals, and complain when they act out. It’s sad!”

        Last month the Department of Justice declared an investigation on the entire ADOC. But these processes take time and we can only ask how many more men will die while we wait?

           UNHEARD VOICES O.T.C.J/THE FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

Retaliation against one of the heard voices in Alabama’s prison.

October 25th,2016

      Robert Earl Council (known as Kinetic Justice), was transferred from Holman prison earlier this month as a strategic move by the ADOC administration in Montgomery Alabama. It’s believed that this move was to purposely implemented to stop the momentum in the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT.

    On October 21st,2016, Robert Earl Council engaged in a hunger strike at Limestone correctional facility, making today his 5th day protesting the retaliatory actions against him for leading the national wide movement against mass incarceration. Today it was reported that the Warden, Christopher Gordy at Limestone Correctional Facility ordered the water supply to Robert Earl Council be shut off as well. 

    It’s plain to see that the leaders of Alabama will do nothing short of retaliating against those that expose the injustices that have remained silent for decades. However it is also plain that these men like Robert Earl Council will do nothing less than continue to shed light on the reality of Alabama’s darkest kept secrets. 

    Robert Earl Council your voice is heard! FREE ROBERT EARL COUNCIL!

          Unheard voices O.TC.J./FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

Another report of assault to an inmate at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama.

October 25,2016

  It was reported by an inmate just moments ago that he witnessed inmate John Baker, who is housed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama being assaulted by C01 Barbers for speaking out on scripture from the bible.

      Inmate David (witness of the assault),reported said assault to an inmate activist that stays speaking out against the many injustices within Alabama’s prison.

     This act is a custom or policy among many officers within Alabama that has been denied for years. It will be interesting to see if this assault is denied when the assault took place in front of a security camera at Staton health care and fellow officers Herns.

      We ask that this incident be reported immediately to the Staton Correctional Facility warden #334-567-2221 and Elmore Correctional Facility warden at 334-567-1460.

          Unheard Voices O.T.C.J.

Alabama Department of Corrections allows the Corizon medical healthcare to not issue medicine to inmates at Elmore Correctional Facility?

October 22,2016

     It was reported today from a source within Elmore Correctional Facility that RN.Cain employed with Corizon refused to issue the inmates their medication.

     There is no doubt men that suffer from mental illnesses, diabetes, and other medical issues that require medication, but apparently are not receiving their medicine as required.

       It has been told that RN.Cain stated that the computer used to dispense meds was down. Even if true there should be a backup way to ensure the medications are issued.

       Alabama Department of Corrections is responsible for ensuring inmates receive proper medical. Are they falling short and how often does this occur?

Alabama Prisons Flow With Blood as State Leaders Sacrifice More Bodies in Pursuit of 1.5 billion for More Prisons 

​PRESS STATEMENT: FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT 
UPDATE: Another officer-related stabbing at Holman 
   ROBERT WASHINGTON was tied up and then beaten by CERT Team officers at Holman Prison.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 21, 2016
Contact: 
Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies 

P.O. BOX 186

New Market, Al 35761
freealabamamovement@gmail.com
  Holman Prison, Atmore, Ala. As the culture of violence in Alabama’s prison system continues to spiral out of control, yet another provocation has resulted in another day of violence at Holman prison. Holman prison is experiencing major staff shortages as a result of officers joining and supporting the non-violent work strikes being lead by FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT.
  In response to the work strikes and quitting of their jobs by correctional officers , the ADOC Commissioners responded by dispatching CERT Team staff and officers from other prisons to fill staffing positions. These CERT Team officers are notorious for, and have a well documented history of violent beatings, sexual harassment, and excessive force. (See FAM YouTube channel for videos. https://t.co/y4VLiUp7Cc)
 Just last month, CERT officers beat Cleveland Cunningham , the man who has been charged in the death of another correctional officer, leaving him with an unexplained broken arm and broken leg. This after-the-fact beating was administered after it was widely reported to the news media by ADOC that Mr. Cunningham  was taken into custody without incident. The same brutality was meted out in March on five men transferred from Holman in March after a riot had taken place. All five men were taken to W.E. Donaldson prison, where they were taken one at a time in handcuffs, shackles, and belly chains  into a guard shack and severely beaten and sexually assaulted. This matter was investigated by the Commissioner’s Officer, but not a single officer was disciplined. 

   In response to the escalating violence at Holman prison, various factions, including street organizations and religious communities formed a peace summit last month that was called for by FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT and its co-founder Robert E. Council, also known as Kinetik Justice. The peace accord proved effective and provided a temporary stop to violence, while organizers sought more permanent solutions, including a request for more educational and rehabilitation programs. The response from Warden Raybon was that he did not care about any truce and that he was going to stop the violence with his own methods. The peace accord dissolved and aggression tactics by the warden were implemented in furtherance of a plan that has been described by FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT co-founder Kinetik Justice as “THE HOLMAN PROJECT.”

  Warden Raybon oversees the “Holman Project ” that has lead to over 50 stabbings and several deaths.”

   Kinetik Justice described this Holman Project, and many officers agreed, as wardens and commissioners in collusion and deliberately creating conditions that lead to violence in efforts to push their plan for 1.5 billion dollars to build new prisons. One example that Kinetik Justice gave was when Warden Raybon released over 20 offenders from segregation units at one time who were all in segregation for violent incidents. Immediately upon this release, over 8 stabbings took place in less than 72 hours. Not long after these incidents, officers began openly supporting FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT’s non-violent stance and started giving media interviews calling out Commissioner’s and Wardens over the violence, poor leadership, inhumane living and working conditions, overcrowding, and lack of educational and rehabilitation opportunities, while focusing exclusively on new prison construction.
   Kinetik Justice has since paid the price for organizing this peace summit and exposing the Holman Project, as he was transferred to Kirby Prison last week to prevent disrupting the 1.5 billion dollar prison construction plan. The Commissioners and the politicians need violence in the prisons so that they can spread their campaign of fear to the pybluc and sell their 1.5 billion dollar extortion plan for more prisons. 
   In a move that further served to escalate tension, Warden Raybon put out a memo effective October 1, 2016, wherein he directed officers to direct their attention to minor infractions like haircuts and shaves, in the midst of an unprecedented scale of violence. Officers were instructed to begin confronting people on these minor infractions, and it was this aggressive, confrontational policy that lead to yet another officer-related stabbing today. 

 

  The crisis in ADOC is not going away. Despite rising violence for over 3 consecutive years, ADOC officials have not added any new educational or rehabilitation programs. In fact, the root of this current stream of violence can be traced back to 2009 when former warden Carter Davenport was installed as warden at St. Clair. Davenport’s first action as warden was to remove the Convicts Against Violence Educational and Mentoring program, which, at the time, had made St. Clair prison one of the least violent prisons with the most Freeworld support and sponsorships in the State of Alabama. One year later, under the leadership of Davenport,  St. Clair was one of the most violent prisons in the State. By 2013, St. Clair prison was one of the most violent in the nation. At one point, both head wardens at St. Clair, Davenport and Eric Evans, had multiple prior assaults and misconduct reports against them in their personnel files. (See report by Casey Toner, https://t.co/QPKsimvV59). After Davenport was transferred  to Holman prison, in less than 90 days the prison experienced two riots and Davenport was forced to resign after being stabbed. 

  The trail of violence has spread to multiple prisons, with disruptions, stabbings and violent deaths all on the rise. Bibb Co, Elmore, Ventress and just this week, Draper have all experienced excessive violence. Instead of adding programs for an idle population that has Alabama prisons filled to over 200% capacity, ADOC has removed GED and other programs, and replaced them with nothing. While the politicians and commissioners position themselves to extort 1.5 billion from taxpayers, the men and women on the ground continue to pay a heavy toll in blood.  
  FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT is calling for a return of the Convicts Against Violence Educational and Mentoring program as part of their Education, Rehabilitation, and Re-Entry Preparedness program. These programs are self-funded and didn’t cost taxpayers one dime. Thus, there was no room for fraud or stealing funds and so these programs were removed and replaced with programs that clearly are not working and that exist only on paper. 

  Robbing taxpayers to the tune of 1.5 billion dollars for building new prisons is not the answer to the problems that are plaguing Alabama’s prisons today. When there is a culture of violence that has ran this deep and for this long, the root of these problems have to be traced to the ever present factors, which then have to be removed. This starts at the top where policies and decisions are being made. In two neighboring states, Florida and Mississippi we see similar problems, yet Alabama has a different response. In Mississippi, we see corrupt prison officials going to jail. In Florida, we see corrupt officers being fired. In Alabama, we see no response at all. Instead of building new prisons, it appears time to build a new commissioner’s office in Alabama, and create a culture of education and rehabilitation, while putting an end to the perpetrators of the “culture of violence.” 
FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

“News break”Another Alabama Department of Corrections officer stabbed moments ago.

​October 20,2016

     Just moments ago a confidential source inside Holman prison in Atmore Alabama where officer Kenneth Bettis lost his life, another officer was rushed to the hospital from multiple stab wounds.

      At this time there are no details and administration of Holman refuse to answer questions.

       CERT TEAM members were at the institution and were of no help in preventing another senseless stabbing.

            UNHEARD VOICES

Who will benefit from the demand for change within the Alabama prison system?

October 17,2016

   The recent strikes across the nation’s prison system were sparked by the movements within Alabama’s prisons by men that have been sentenced to do time for crimes committed.

    Founders of the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT have relentlessly educated men inside these concrete jungles and pushed them to understand they were more than animals, that society has for years impeded.

   Robert Earl Council, a co-founder for the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT has stressed for years that the system today is designed for failure, and would eventually fall.

   Today we see evidence of Robert Earl Council’s prophesy. We see an overcrowded, understaffed, and inhumane violent environment that has taken the lives of officers, inmates, and civilians.

     The men and women behind the walls of Alabama’s prison strive to change what’s going on in this state and set a stage for change all over our nation.

  These men and women want the senseless violence and murders to stop, they want to ensure they as well as officers return home and not become victims of the concrete jungle. They want to become better men and women once they’re released back into society in order to break the recidivism cycle. 

     For years officers have suffered just as much injustice as any inmate within these walls. This fight is too see that they receive justice from their negligent employers and leaders, and that those responsible are held accountable.

   Why don’t we ask some of these officers if they agree.I’m sure officer Kenneth Bettis who died from the fatal stabbing on September 1, 2016 would have allot to say about this situation.

         UNHEARD VOICES.

   

Why has the Alabama Department of Corrections failed to report inmate Kendrick Eaton’s murder to the public?

October 16,2016

    If you have any information concerning inmate Kendrick Eaton of Pritchard, Alabama,that was housed at Ventress Correctional Facility last month and the circumstances of his death please contact the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT, or UNHEARD VOICES via Facebook. We need his AIS# and any other information.

    Unreported murders should not be allowed to continue.

    UNHEARD VOICES

What is the Alabama Department of Corrections covering up, and is the media helping?

October 14,2016

On or about September 2,2016 it was learned that Eric Conrad,a convict housed at Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore county died a horrible death while serving punishment time in what’s wildly known as 5 up. However there has been no media coverage about this murder at Draper. And although family members of Eric Conrad have confirmed the demise of their loved one, Alabama Department of Corrections spokes person Bob Horton has declined comment as well as employees at Draper Correctional Facility.

   Further more it has been leaked by individuals at Ventress Correctional Facility yesterday that also last month another murder took place at that facility and was not covered by the media.The name of this unfortunate lost life is still unknown, but the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT, and members of UNHEARD VOICES say their source at Ventress Correctional Facility is working to get that individuals name.

   Once again Alabama’s employees are tight lipped and refuse to comment to us on the subject.

    These incidents going unreported to the public are beyond unethical, but are nothing less than a cover up from the tax payers of Alabama.

    The question is however, is the Alabama Department of Corrections covering things on their own or is the media in on the cover-up as well here in Alabama? 

    If you have any information on either incident reported above please contact the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT or UNHEARD VOICES O.t.c.j. 

              UNHEARD VOICES

More negligence at Elmore correctional facility that allows more violence.

Inside the dorms of Elmore prison.

October 14,2016

At approximately 8:44, two officers at Elmore Correctional Facility confront an inmate outside a dorm. An altercation between the inmate and officers transpire leading Capitan McGee to call a code for assistance.

Once the code was called all officers left there post to respond. In the mean time another incident occurs inside one of the now un-manned dormitories. The unsupervised incident resulted in more unnecessary blood shed caused by a stabbing inside one of the dorms recently searched by ADOC employees earlier this week.

Alabama Department of Corrections has rules and regulations that require that at all times an officer is to man a post, even during codes for assistance. However Elmore correctional facility has been notorious for ignoring and cutting corners of these rules and regulations. 

 Again we ask the question, how many bodies do you want?

The Alabama Department of Corrections scrambling to cover their neglect!

(Maintenance replacing broken security cameras with new ones)

October 13,2016

Inside of one of the most violent prisons of Alabama the administration scrambles to correct a number of Constitutional and Alabama regulation violations.

       Today we received hard core evidence that the maintenance teams at Elmore were activated once again this week to start “fixing”the many things that the Department of Justice plans to investigate. Specifically issues in relations to the conditions, safety, and violence.

    However it’s been documented with irrefutable evidence that they are now trying to fix or correct these issues in order to claim it’s always been up to par and in compliance standards set by Alabama’s own rules and regulations as well as governing case law that set the standards for 8th and 14th Amendment violations under the United States Constitution.

     It’s also been reported that the Alabama Department of Corrections has taken retaliatory actions toward Robert Earl Council ,(Kinetic Justice), co-founder of the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT, and nation wide strike, due to his participation in exposing the many injustices that corrupt our prison and justice system. Robert Earl Council was transferred from Holman Correctional Facility yesterday after being harassed and threatened by ADOC employees associated with the Departments CERT team.

    It is believed that council was removed from Holman and placed at Kilby Correctional Facility to silence the movement. But it has seemed to have back fired on the ADOC.

     Members and supporters of the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT, and UNHEARD VOICES stated,”…..these actions can only make Kinetic’s voice that much louder, and we expected such a move.”

     More and more evidence is being accumulated daily as the groups persistently fight to expose governor Robert Bentley and leaders of the Alabama Department of Corrections.UNHEARD VOICES founder stated,”I’ve been waiting and preparing for this moment for years, they’re coming no doubt but the thing to remember is they’re not our allies. If anything they’re the government and will side with Alabama unless we put before them indisputable evidence of the things we say are going on. We can’t be half cocked with only bare allegations.I’ve got numerous things up my sleeve I’ve yet disclosed, so now I’m just waiting.”

         Free Alabama Movement & UNHEARD VOICES

What is happening at Ventress CF ??

Hey, I had to send this kite to make thou all aware that at ventress correctional facility in Clayton, Alabama a inmate was stabbed to death two weeks ago and there was no mention of it on the news. Yesterday October 11, a inmate neck was slit ,by another inmate, he was rushed to a free world hospital and received 11stitches. Also the inmate who slit the guys throat he was jumped on by multiple inmates and guards once he was handcuffed.

The reason for all these incidents is overcrowding you have 1 officer for 110 to 125 inmates per dorm….

There is no way one officer can properly maintain safety and order when they are outnumbered as such.

I am begging that you look into these incidents and would you please push for the Feds to take over. None of our lives are safe….

Sincerely, 
Anonymous

Is the Alabama Department of Corrections head leaders panicking?

October 12,2016

At 6:00 am early this morning at Elmore Correctional Facility two shifts if correctional officers join together and perform a major shakedown in the notorious “thunder domes”at Elmore.

  For the past few years, two murders have occurred in what is widely known as the worst dorm at Elmore,A2.

 Until today the Department of Corrections administration at Elmore has shown no interest in stopping the violence at this facility. Matter of fact their neglect, and actions of ignoring the violence is overwhelming.

  However now the leaders of ADOC take action in cleaning up, why? It’s obvious from the fact that Regional director Cheryl Price making an appearance during the major “shakedown”,(which has not occurred before today) that the leaders in Montgomery, Alabama are feeling the heat from the Department of Justice announcing their investigation.

  It’s obvious that the leaders in Alabama are making a desperate attempt to cover themselves from years of neglect. Should they be notified that is too late to make a move now?

   This action requires the one question to be raised however. How many knives were removed from these violent cages? This is something that needs to be answered. 

  If you can provide more information to this question please contact The Free Alabama Movement and/or UNHEARD VOICES.

       The Free Alabama Movement and UNHEARD VOICES.

Alabama Department of Corrections feeling threatened by mere “uneducated”black men?

October 11,2016

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding thefree exercise of religion, abridging thefreedom of speech, infringing on thefreedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights was originally proposed to assuage Anti-Federalistopposition to Constitutional ratification. Initially, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress, and many of its provisions were interpreted more narrowly than they are today. Beginning with Gitlow v. New York(1925), the Supreme Court applied the First Amendment to states—a process known as incorporation—through theDue Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

In Everson v. Board of Education (1947), the Court drew on Thomas Jefferson‘s correspondence to call for “a wall of separation between church and State”, though the precise boundary of this separation remains in dispute. Speech rights were expanded significantly in a series of 20th and 21st-century court decisions which protected various forms of political speech, anonymous speech, campaign financing,pornography, and school speech; these rulings also defined a series ofexceptions to First Amendment protections. The Supreme Court overturned English common lawprecedent to increase the burden of proof for defamation and libel suits, most notably in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964). Commercial speech, however, is less protected by the First Amendment than political speech, and is therefore subject to greater regulation.

The Free Press Clause protects publication of information and opinions, and applies to a wide variety of media. In Near v. Minnesota (1931) and New York Times v. United States (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protected against prior restraint—pre-publication censorship—in almost all cases. The Petition Clause protects the right to petition all branches and agencies of government for action. In addition to the right of assembly guaranteed by this clause, the Court has also ruled that the amendment implicitly protects freedom of association.

   With that said it’s been reported today that the founders of The Free Alabama Movement have once again become targets by the Department of Corrections by way of harassment, threats of violence, and destruction of property.

  It was reported that officers are repeatedly visiting Robert Earl Council, and Melvin Ray entering there cells under the guise of routine shake downs, in the process administering threats of violence, and destroying their property including but not limited to personal items, and legal work.

WHY? Is the question. To answer that in simple form, the State is threatened of there long time monopoly by what these men are exposing. Thus they retaliate.

The state says they welcome the Department of Justice but their actions show otherwise. If they did why would they infringe on these men’s 1st amendment rights of the United States Constitution?

 It’s been common practice in history that organized crime families will silence witnesses against them. The State of Alabama at this time is nothing less than an organized crime group that should be prosecuted under the Rico Act.

 Please continue to support these men and contact the Department of Justice and voice your concern about the Department of Corrections harming these men further.

         Unheard voices

Update from Holman Correctional Facility and the latest suicide.

 October 11,2016

Sadly to say it’s been confirmed that Robert Deangelo Carter, who suffered from a long history of mental illness ended his own life on October 9,2016, in Alabama’s most secure dungeon at Holman.

 It’s also been reported by witness’s that Carter has made a deal to start back taking is medications used for his mental disorders in exchange to be released back into population with the warden of Holman.

 However Carter was not released, and had requested to see the warden and mental health specialist. After officers ignored Carter’s request Carter then told the same officers if they did not let him out he would kill himself, reported by eye witnesses’s.

 This is the second successful suicide within six months inside Holman Correctional Facility lockup. Inmate Tripplett ended his life in April of this year under similar circumstances.

There is no doubt a pattern of neglect in these situations relating to the Alabama Department of Corrections standard operating procedures and it’s staff exist. There’s been numerous reports from the men at Holman that there is no security, no way to communicate to staff, and intentional ignoring of complaints in relation to conditions, and medical issues. Reports of inmates necessity  to bang on doors in order to irritate officers enough to go and check on these men.

These conditions are beyond a violation of the Eighth amendment of the United States constitution. It’s a violation of human morals and dignity.

The question has arose and should be answered today by the United States Justice Department…..”how many bodies do you need?”

   Published by: UNHEARD VOICES & the FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT!

Alabama Department of Corrections failed!

Above caption depicts just a few of the men killed within the walls of Alabama’s prison in the past months.

 Today we publish this article pointing out that Alabama has failed in its duties. The faces above are men who have lost their lives due to neglect on the behalf of their guardians. 

  We come together as a collective whole, inside and out side the fences and demand this stops!

               Unheard voices

Alabama Department of Corrections, allows another life to be lost at Holman Correctional Facility, today.

October 9,2016

 Today it was reported that in Holman’s super max lockup in Atmore, Alabama another fatality has indeed occurred. There’s no doubt that this facility is under staffed and operating on nearly no officers on the facilities floor.

 Administration at Holman has refused to answer any questions in regards to this new tragedy, today. At this time the only thing known is the inmate was known as “Swole”, and he hung himself in the lockup at Holman earlier today where no officers monitor the inmates.

If you have information in regards to this incident please contact FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT, and/or UNHEARD VOICES.

Police brutality in the streets vs. Police brutality behind closed doors.

Today we are faced with the brutal facts that we suffer still from injustices that have been going on for decades. 

  •  The media is swamped with coverage of police shootings, and beatings in our streets, and neighbourhoods, thanks to technology, and the quick thinking of citizens.This provides a platform to expose the brutality of the very ones the citizens employ to “serve, and protect” those that are on the receiving end of the very opposite action.
  •     But today we’re not only facing a crisis in the streets. Recently a platform for the men and women in prison and the jails across the country have been raised. These men and women have been victims of the same abuse as we see in our streets. The only difference in the two is one has the publicity exposure and the other is done behind the cloak of closed doors.
  •  All officers in the United States no matter if they’re beat officers in the police department or correctional officers take an oath before being released to carry out their duties. It states “On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the Constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.”

So with that said this article is being published to make one point . There is no difference in the street police brutality and police  brutality behind closed doors. An injustice is an injustice.

   

Department of Justice announces it’s plan to come into Alabama prisons, “Alabama Department of Corrections will do all to cover up”.

October 7,2016

Now that Alabama is feeling the pressure from the Federal government, you can bet they’re giving orders to facility Wardens to correct all things that are below acceptable.

 Just today there were reports from Elmore Correctional Facility that the maintenance employees were running around attempting to locate and address long overdue issues in the prison.

However the inmates there at the facility demanded that the maintenance employees leave things alone. One inmate stated, “…they been leaving this shit like this, ain’t no need in trying to fix it now that the folks coming in!”

It’s widely anticipated that this will happen all over the state of Alabama in the days to come before DOJ makes its first initial visit in the facilities. This cover-up has been going on for decades when inspectors visit the facilities,because they’re forewarned before hand that inspectors are coming. 

The Free Alabama Movement, and UNHEARD VOICES groups have supported the fact that the inmates are rubbed wrong by the administration’s sudden concern to fix things all of a sudden, and ask the inmates in these facilities not to aid in the clean-up mission. Shaun the founder of UNHEARD VOICES addressed the issue by saying,”These actions don’t come as a surprise at all. It’s like a criminal that knows the police is coming to catch you in an act. That criminal is going to try and get rid of all evidence before they get there.All I can say to the guys here and in the other camps, is don’t let them do it, and if they do, record it , record it, record it!”

This is not a shock, but it is an admittance of guilt!

The Next Step for Free Alabama Movement: Legal Clinic Network

THE NEXT STEP FOR FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT (F.A.M)

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
13th Amendment, US Constitution

There are several fronts that F.A.M. is currently working on to continue the fight against mass incarceration and prison slavery. With the growth and continued exposure of F.A.M. also comes the need to organize more soundly on a structural and foundational level. In this respect, we are working to structure our legal department and Legal Clinic Network:

STAFF ATTORNEY

1) We need to recruit a volunteer to serve in the capacity of a staff attorney and to develop a fundraising plan to provide compensation when available. This office will help to advise F.A.M. on legal issues and represent F.A.M. in legal matters.

LEGAL CLINIC NETWORK

2) We would like to structure a F.A.M. Legal Clinic Network.

We already have a commitment from several law students, one attorney, and we are exploring opportunities with a law professor and another attorney that we are already in contact with. We anticipate the Legal Clinic Network to start out working in the following capacity:

ASSISTANCE WITH CRIMINAL CASES

a) Handling at least one criminal conviction and/or civil suit per year. In addition, we would like to build a network of volunteers composed of law students, paralegals and researchers to assist with legal research, editing and typing, copying, and filing and collecting public records.

FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES

b) Filing litigation concerning First Amendment rights as they relate to the right of people incarcerated to peacefully assembly in protest of ongoing civil and human rights violations, and to establish and declare free speech zones at Alabama prisons for Freeworld supporters without interference from state officials when conducting demonstrations or protesting on prison grounds.

(i) First Amendment peaceful assembly rights will also address state retaliation for non-violent and peaceful activity inside of prison, and establish precedent that will be backed by TRO’s to prevent arbitrary detention in solitary confinement and retaliation by prison officials for the exercise of constitutionally protected rights. In California, several recent decisions were issued stating that people in prison could not be punished for hunger strikes because this activity was not violent and did not pose a threat to security.

(ii) First Amendment free speech zones will declare the rights of the public to access public prison facilities and to communicate with visitors on visitation days at these prisons and pass out information concerning public safety, mass incarceration, and civil and human rights issues taking place in Alabama prisons.

https://t.co/65lbuXcM2K

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

3) The Legal Clinic Network will address the violations of women’s rights at Tutwiler as outlined in the U.S. Dept of Justice report in January 2014, and seek compensation and assistance for all children who were born as a result of these sex crimes.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-releases-findings-showing-alabama-department-corrections-fails-protect

LABOR RIGHTS

4) The Legal Clinic Network would also like to build a network of labor attorneys and experts to address labor issues within the prisons.

Contact:

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT
P.O. BOX 186
New Market, AL 35761
Freealabamamovement@ Gmail.com

Alabama Department of Corrections to be investigated for civil rights violations, by the Department of Justice


Above you see pictures taken by incarcerated men throughout multiple prisons in Alabama.These pictures depict only a few of the many inhumane conditions including but not limited to improper ventilation, smoke infested state buildings, improper plumbing, accessibility to homemade and real weapons, lack of security and in sanitary kitchens.

 These are only a few pictures that have been accumulated over the years. But most shockingly above you will see an inmate in a lockup cell at at Ventress Correctional Facility, that is hanging from a makeshift rope. Notably there is no correctional officer any where around and inmates were able to photograph this horrific scene.Thus giving credence to the claims of “no security”inside the prisons in Alabama. 

 The other alarming sight is the accessibility to obtain dangerous weapons. In a picture above you see knives that are in the possession of an inmate that bought them to keep them from falling into the wrong hands.

You also see urinals that are overflowing with urin on an everyday basis, as well as unsanitary kitchen’s. These are contributing reasons to a high rate if disease within Alabama’s prison system.

You also can see evidence of improper exhaust systems, as well as the illegal act of smoking by inmates and officers…if you look closely in the picture of the officer sitting on the stairwell you’ll see a cigarette in his hand.

Four years civil complaints have been filed with these affirmative allegations and the Alabama Department of Corrections deny that these things occur. 

Now that the Department of Justice is intervening will they themselves ignore the overwhelming evidence? 

                               Unheard voices.

URGENT UPDATE FROM HOLMAN

October 7, 2016

  Holman prison back on lockdown after another violent incident. Reports state that officers refused to enter the dorm and try to stop the stabbings, and then officers refused to open the door to allows the injured to escape.

   FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT urges all to contact Governor Bentley and the Commissioner’s Officer and demand that the media bad public representatives from Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies be allowed immediate entry into this prison along with DOJ investigators. 

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT RESPONDS TO DOJ INVESTIGATION 

​FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT (F.A.M.) RESPONDS  TO NEW D.O.J. INVESTIGATION: CALLS FOR TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact info:
Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies 

P.O. BOX 186

New Market, Al 35761
freealabamamovement@gmail.com

  FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT (F.A.M.) is pleased with the news that the U.S. Department of Justice (D.O.J.) will be conducting a statewide investigation into the issues of abuse, violence and safe, secure and sanitary conditions in Alabama’s men’s prisons, even though we believe that the women’s prison should also be revisited. We would like to emphasize that we are looking for an open, transparent and inclusive investigation that will keep the public updated, informed and INVOLVED throughout this process. Alabama prisons are unique in that they are the most overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed prisons in America. Therefore, any solutions to the existing problems will need to be unique and require “outside-of-the-box” thinking as well.

We would also like to see accountability result from this investigation. In 2014, the U.S. D.O.J. released a report on its year long investigation at Tutwiler. In this report, D.O.J. investigators found that the civil rights of these women had been violated for over a 20-year period, and that at least one-third of all of the correctional staff at Tutwiler had engaged in some form of sexual misconduct with the women incarcerated there. Yet, despite these conclusive findings, which included child births and unauthorized abortions by complicit medical staff, not a single person was prosecuted for the violation of a single federal crime. 
Some of the questions we have to ask are, what is the purpose of this investigation? Are there federal criminal or civil statutes available where A.D.O.C. officials can be prosecuted and required to pay damages as a result of this investigation if they are found guilty of wrongdoing? Will the D.O.J. prosecute any findings of corruption? Will federal charges be brought against officers who are found to be using excessive force? In instances of death, will negligent D.O.C. officials be prosecuted?
 Other questions that have to be asked are, in the ultimate finding of unsanitary and unsafe conditions, what are the proposed solutions? Will the D.O.J. seek to alleviate overcrowding through release programs or more prisons? Will the people incarcerated have a voice and seat at the table towards fashioning solutions (as was done in California in the Askher settlement)? Will family members be allowed to be part of the investigation? Will there be briefing sessions for the public? Will there be on-site inspections where family members, interested organizations and the media will be allowed to attend? Will the investigation into sanitation include water testing, since officers at most prisons are warned to not drink it under any circumstance? 

When speaking of transparency, will the D.O.J. move for policy changes that will afford the media open access to Alabama prisons? Finally, will public organizations be factored into the role of oversight and implementation of solutions, such as educational and rehab programs?  
We cannot just go into an investigation without some clear understanding of what a solution will look like. We have learned from Tutwiler and all of the frivolous lawsuits filed by Southern Poverty Law Center and Southern Center For Human Rights, that oversight is just as important as the settlement itself, and oversight can not be left to the A.D.O.C. under any circumstance.

  Governor Bentley has stated that he welcomes the investigation and looks forward to working with the D.O.J. Well, why should the federal government have to come in and investigate matters that fall within his responsibility? If Governor Bentley does not have a Commissioner’s Office that is capable of assessing the rising violence, murders, drugs overdoses, etc. and understands that those issues need investigating and solving, then what is the purpose of having investigators on taxpayer payrolls?  
Governor Bentley is looking for a political bailout; he ignored dead bodies and waited for federal intervention so that he can maintain his “tough on crime” stance, while “blaming” the federal government for the needed and costly changes to Alabama’s prison system. But now that the ‘feds’ are here, F.A.M. and the family members of those incarcerated have an opportunity to seek real changes if, indeed, that is what the D.O.J. is here for. 

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT
Freealabamamovement@ Gmail.com

Is The corruption in the Alabama Department of Corrections on the verge of being exposed?

(Governor Robert Bentley)

 This morning after breaking news from the Department of Justice in Washington that there will be an investigation in relations to the civil rights violations of thousands of incarcerated men and women, Robert Bentley, commissioner Jeffery Dunn, Grantt Gulliver, and so many more involved sweat bullets.

 During yesterday’s breaking news inmates across the state in facility dorms, and t.v.day rooms you could hear a pen drop. At the conclusion of the news you heard sighs of relief, sniffles and a few sobs, but big smiles grew as a sign of victory in a battle fought. 

 Convicts and officers across the state are now starting to see hope and anticipating the soon to come investigation and expecting results and positive change for the first time in the history of Alabama.

Today two of the most listened to voices sit in solitary confinement for starting this movement in Alabama.A movement that has grown and spread throughout this nation. These men were placed in solitary for exercising there 1st amendment rights of freedom of speech, and now are huge threats to the Alabama Department of Corrections in exposing the injustices. 

  The convicts and many correctional officers of Alabama are now calling upon the leaders of Alabama to release these political prisoners from solitary confinement at Holman prison and Donaldson prison.(Melvin Ray, and Robert Earl Council).

 This morning the prison activist groups Free Alabama Movement and UNHEARD VOICES chant we won’t be silenced, we will be heard!

 

“Peta seeks to free “Joe”from a cage due to distress”….However you look at it this fact is speaking volumes of humanities thought of human life.

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2016/01/peta_lawsuit_seeks_to_spring_c.html

 This is a perfect example of what cages do to life in general. This article above makes me question what is wrong with the way we see the men and women that are incarcerated throughout our nation.

It’s time to be held accountable for what we have created in our world. We’ve created an illusion that animals deserve better and more humane treatment than humans.

  Again I ask the question,”WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?”

US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO OPEN STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION INTO ALABAMA PRISONS

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION INTO

CONDITIONS IN ALABAMA’S PRISONS FOR MEN

 

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide investigation into the conditions in Alabama’s prisons for men.  The investigation will focus on whether prisoners are adequately protected from physical harm and sexual abuse at the hands of other prisoners; whether prisoners are adequately protected from use of excessive force and staff sexual abuse by correctional officers; and whether the prisons provide sanitary, secure and safe living conditions.

 

“The Constitution requires that prisons provide humane conditions of confinement,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.  “We hope to work cooperatively with the state of Alabama in conducting our inquiry and ensuring that the state’s facilities keep prisoners safe from harm.”

 

“Our obligation is to protect the civil rights of all citizens, including those who are incarcerated,” said U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance of the Northern District of Alabama.  “This investigation provides us with an opportunity to work collaboratively with the state of Alabama to assess current conditions and ensure constitutionally sufficient conditions exist for all prisoners.”

 

“The vulnerability of a prisoner makes it even more important that basic hygiene and safe accommodations are afforded the inmates,” said U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. of the Middle District of Alabama. 

 

“I am very pleased to have my office join the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama as well as the Civil Rights Division in opening an investigation into the Alabama prison system,” said U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama.  “All citizens, even those who are incarcerated, should expect sanitary conditions of habitation that are free of physical harm and sexual abuse.”

 

The department has not reached any conclusions regarding the allegations in this matter.  The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA).  Under CRIPA, the department has the authority to investigate violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights that result from a “pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of such rights.”  The department has conducted CRIPA investigations of many correctional systems, and where violations have been found, the resulting settlement agreements have led to important reforms. 

 

The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama are conducting this investigation.  Individuals with relevant information are encouraged to contact the department via phone at (205) 244-2001 or by email at usaaln.civilrights@usdoj.gov.

 

Is Alabama’s prison safe to work in? 

This picture depicts a lock blade knife in one of the most violent prisons in Alabama. With that said it raises a logical question,”are the prisons safe to work in?”, and if the answer is no is it safe to live in?

  Facts like these support the accusations made by officers at Holman ,recently made during a work strike. But nonetheless it also supports what the men within the walls of the numerous prisons have been screaming for years, and begging to see changed.

   It’s plain to see that the top issues here are very serious, and have gone ignored for way to long! 

    It’s time for a change! Let’s start today!

PREPARATION FOR FREEDOM 02/12 by 63945 | Social Networking Podcasts

[PREPARATION FOR FREEDOM 02/12 by 63945 | Social Networking Podcasts] is good,have a look at it! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freealabamamovement/2015/02/13/preparation-for-freedom#
  FREEDOM FIGHTERS on the inside demanding and end to the 462 year enslavement of Black men in America. 

F.A.M. LEGAL CLINIC NETWORK 

​THE NEXT STEP FOR FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT(F.A.M)
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

13th Amendment, US Constitution 
There are several fronts that F.A.M. is currently working on to continue the fight against mass incarceration and prison slavery. With the growth and continued exposure of F.A.M. also comes the need to organize more soundly on a structural and foundational level. In this respect, we are working to structure our legal department and Legal Clinic Network: 
STAFF ATTORNEY
1) We need to recruit a volunteer to serve in the capacity of a staff attorney and to develop a fundraising plan to provide compensation when available. This office will help to advise F.A.M. on legal issues and represent F.A.M. in legal matters. 
LEGAL CLINIC NETWORK 
2) We would like to structure a F.A.M. Legal Clinic Network.
We already have a commitment from several law students, one attorney, and we are exploring opportunities with a law professor and another attorney that we are already in contact with. We anticipate the Legal Clinic Network to start out working in the following capacity:
ASSISTANCE WITH CRIMINAL CASES 
a) Handling at least one criminal conviction and/or civil suit per year. In addition, we would like to build a network of volunteers composed of law students, paralegals and researchers to assist with legal research, editing and typing, copying, and filing and collecting public records.
FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES
b) Filing litigation concerning First Amendment rights as they relate to the right of people incarcerated to peacefully assembly in protest of ongoing civil and human rights violations, and to establish and declare free speech zones at Alabama prisons for Freeworld supporters without interference from state officials when conducting demonstrations or protesting on prison grounds.
  (i)  First Amendment peaceful assembly rights will also address state retaliation for non-violent and peaceful activity inside of prison, and establish precedent that will be backed by TRO’s to prevent arbitrary detention in solitary confinement and retaliation by prison officials for the exercise of constitutionally protected rights. In California, several recent decisions were issued stating that people in prison could not be punished for hunger strikes because this activity was not violent and did not pose a threat to security.
 (ii) First Amendment free speech zones will declare the rights of the public to access public prison facilities and to communicate with visitors on visitation days at these prisons and pass out information concerning public safety, mass incarceration, and civil and human rights issues taking place in Alabama prisons. 
https://t.co/65lbuXcM2K
WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
3) The Legal Clinic Network will address the violations of women’s rights at Tutwiler as outlined in the U.S. Dept of Justice report in January 2014, and seek compensation and assistance for all children who were born as a result of these sex crimes. 
https://t.co/wlRDsciwmL
LABOR RIGHTS
 4) The Legal Clinic Network would also like to build a network of labor attorneys and experts to address labor issues within the prisons.

If you would like to assist in this project, please contact us at:
Freealabamamovement@Gmail.com

PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS !                                                        Ricky Gervais reduced to tears at Animal Hero Awards by stories of heroic pets and cruelty to creatures – Mirror Online

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/ricky-gervais-reduced-tears-animal-6686832

Please review this, then explain to me why animals reduce humans to tears, but yet the abuse to humans incarcerated throughout America barely gets noticed.

Alabama inmates have voices, but why are aren’t they being listened to?

The past few years inmates around Alabama’s prison system have come together and formed prison activist groups to expose and speak out about what’s going on in the system. Groups such as FAM (Free Alabama Movement) and UNHEARD VOICES. These groups have relentlessly published and exposed true injustices that actually occur behind the walls of the prisons that sit in our communities leaving the question on ,how have we ignored this for so long?

The truth to that question is that men and women such as Mr.Thornton (Alabama Department of Corrections spokesperson in Montgomery) has done a great job in covering up for the governor and ADOC for years.

Up until recently these men and women have been able to successfully temporarily discredit the accusations before them.For example, when Robert Earl Council reported that officers unified at Holman prison and did not show up for work, Mr.Thornton went on public record and intentionally lied by saying this is untrue and merely propaganda put out by inmate activist.

But today it’s confirmed by ADOC that it’s fact.

That leads to the next question. If there are men behind our prison walls making accusations of injustices that are turning out to be true, why are we not listening to them? There are men that are standing up to try and make positive changes for Alabama, and not once has a platform been set to allow these men’s voices to be heard by the tax payers of Alabama. Why? Because the governor of Alabama, and Commissioner of ADOC can’t afford that to happen thus these men must be silenced and treated as enemies.

It’s time we make a platform in Alabama and allow these men to speak in a public forum openly and without retaliation by ADOC or the Alabama government, and address the issues that cost the tax payers of Alabama. 

 

San Francisco Bay View » Free Alabama Movement Peace Summit turns chaos into community

San Francisco Bay View » Free Alabama Movement Peace Summit turns chaos into community http://sfbayview.com/2016/10/free-alabama-movement-peace-summit-turns-chaos-into-community/ — shared by UC Mini

A Little HOLMAN C. F. History 

The William C. Holman Correctional Facility was constructed in 1968 and 1969. The facility was officially open in December, 1969, at a cost of five million dollars. 
The first prisoner was received on December 15, 1969. The Holman Correctional Facility houses Death Row inmates and is the only facility in the state that carries out executions. 
The present population of Holman C. F. consists of minimum through closed custody inmates, including life without parole and Death Row inmates. 
The living quarters have a total capacity of 998 available beds. There are 630 population beds with Housing Units A-D having a capacity of 114 each and Housing Unit E with a capacity of 174

There are 7 infirmary beds. There are 200 segregation unit beds and Death Row has a capacity of 194 for a total of 1031 beds.

Holman is located ten miles north of Atmore, Alabama, just east of Highway 21 on Ross Road. The perimeter of the security compound is surrounded by two fences. The inner fence is taut wire fence with the outer fence being chain link. The compound has six towers and two perimeter vehicles, which operate twenty four hours a day. 

(WHATTTTTT?)

During the hours of darkness, the perimeter is fully lighted. Thecountryside in the vicinity of Holman prison is farm and timberland. The main crops are cotton and peanuts. 
Located directly behind the facility within the security compound is an industrial area consisting of a Tag Plant where all of the State’s motor vehicle tags are manufactured and a Sewing Factory which makes sheets and pillow cases that are distributed to other state prisons. 

In 1991 a new Administrative building was built onto the front of the main prison within the security compound to provide needed Administrative Offices. 
In the latterpart of 1995, the entire kitchen and dining area was remodeled and updated. In 2000 a newly constructed, 200 bed single cell segregation unit was put online. *In 2007 the housing units in general population were remodeled with single beds and an updated bath room area.

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*The 2007 renovation was the result of a 4 day Work and Hunger Strike,  which included all men in HOLMAN prison. (Kinetik Justice was the Spokesperson for the Prisoners during the negotiations and was ultimately “declared a threat to security “and  when,  then Warden Grant Culliver  attempted to place Kinetik in Solitary Confinement Indefinitely,  Attorney Tiffany Johnson Cole intervened and Kinetik was transferred to St.  Clair C. F. )

THEY DID IT… ALL OF THEM DIDN’T SHOW UP

At shift change tonight,  On October 2, 2016, NONE OF THE REGULAR SHIFT reported to work at HOLMAN CF and a handful of CERT TEAM OFFICERS are manning their post.  However,  there isn’t enough to adequately run the Facility,  as no Officers are in the SEGREGATION UNIT to do Showers nor have they did Pill Call.  ITS OFFICIAL, that true to their word,  the entire shift has walked out on the Administration. 

Maybe now they will RELEASE the people that are eligible to be RELEASED and CLOSE THIS HELLHOLE DOWN. 

Can you imagine the look on BENTLEY , WARD,  DUNN AND CULLIVERS FACE ?

ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE

​Prison Activist Support Coalition, and immediate action campaign on behalf of the Free Alabama Movement.

A mass prisoner strike wave is coming in state and federal prisons all over the country.

We need to build a national activist movement against prison slavery, but in support of the Free Alabama Movement, we propose the following immediate action campaign:

1. We need to create a “Free Alabama” speakers’ tour to send activists all over Alabama to spread the message about the conditions in Alabama’s prison system.

This is the first step to a regional and national campaign, but we need to win the people in Alabama over, and not just activist organizations or so-called leaders.

2. We need to have a series of mass meetings in Birmingham, Huntsville and other major cities in Alabama to expose the conditions in Alabama state prisons, to target communities of color especially, as well as all those opposed to structural racism represented by this system.

3. We need to call for a mass international email campaign about conditions in Alabama prisons.

4. Contact university and legal groups about filing a series of class action lawsuits against conditions in Alabama prisons.

5. Go to the United Nations Human Rights Council with a human rights complaint about Alabama prisons being a violation of international human rights covenants.

6. A national protest march in Montgomery against Alabama state prison slavery, as well as continuing picket lines at the Alabama Department of Corrections.

7. Southern Regional [or national] Prison Activist Conference, about not only conditions in Alabama, but all over the country.

8. An Emergency Response Network to be able to respond in support of prison strikes in Alabama or anywhere in the country, and prevent mass repression by prison officials.

9. We need to recruit students, youth, and community activists as volunteers from all over the country.

10. We need to have a massive fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to obtain the funds to make this happen. We should create a joint fundraising committee to handle the funds and make an accounting of all funds raised.

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This is a 2015 Proposal from the Black Autonomy Prison Federation and the Ida B. Wells Coalition Against Racism and Police Brutality.

WHAT’S NEXT? 

​Prison Activist Support Coalition, and immediate action campaign on behalf of the Free Alabama Movement.A mass prisoner strike wave is coming in state and federal prisons all over the country.We need to build a national activist movement against prison slavery, but in support of the Free Alabama Movement, we propose the following immediate action campaign:


1. We need to create a “Free Alabama” speakers’ tour to send activists all over Alabama to spread the message about the conditions in Alabama’s prison system.This is the first step to a regional and national campaign, but we need to win the people in Alabama over, and not just activist organizations or so-called leaders.


2. We need to have a series of mass meetings in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery ,  Mobile, throughout the Black Belt, HBCU campuses, and other major cities in Alabama to expose the conditions in Alabama state prisons, to target communities of color especially, as well as all those opposed to structural racism represented by this system.
3. We need to call for a mass international email campaign about conditions in Alabama prisons.


4. Contact university and legal groups about filing a series of class action lawsuits against conditions in Alabama prisons.


5. Go to the United Nations Human Rights Council with a human rights complaint about Alabama prisons being a violation of international human rights covenants.
6. A national protest march in Montgomery against Alabama state prison slavery, as well as continuing picket lines at the Alabama Department of Corrections.

7. Southern Regional [or national] Prison Activist Conference, about not only conditions in Alabama,but all over the country.
8. An Emergency Response Network to be able to respond in support of prison strikes in Alabama oranywhere in the country, and prevent mass repression by prison officials.

9. We need to recruit students, youth, and community activists as volunteers from all over the country.

10. We need to have a massive fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to obtain the funds to make this happen. We should create a joint fundraising committee to handle the funds and make an accounting of all funds raised.
###This is a Proposal from the Black Autonomy Prison Federation and the Ida B. Wells Coalition Against Racism and Police Brutality

ADOC has effectively ran their workforce off – September 30th, 2016

Only 7 cars in the HOLMAN parking lot, only 3 officers for Death Row and Segregation, Officer just confirmed that it’s over, as all CO’s are quitting this coming week ~”We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother.”

Well they told me they had something planned,  now I see what it is.

The Administration has effectively ran their workforce off. Smh

LET’S BE REAL 


Lets be real with ourselves and our children. History books are filled with lies about who did what and why. The information age has brought to light a lot of those lies. However, just exposing the falsehoods and half truths is not good enough, we must correct them through direct action.
The biggest and most pressing one is in regards to the Institution of Slavery.

For over 150 years, we have promoted a lie- “The 13th Amendment ABOLISHED SLAVERY”.
The 13th Amendment, in laymans terms, took control of Slavery from the Southern Planters and Codified it for the Government to regulate it. The Government/State became the de facto “MASSA”

Now all the State had to do is create a sham criminal justice system and Slavery could continue to thrive on- and thats exactly what it has done- thrive on under the guise of the criminal justice system. 

All this has been verified and documented, therefore, the question begs — ARE WE A NATION OF ENSLAVERS? OR ARE WE, AS A NATION, PREPARED TO BECOME ABOLITIONIST?
And just striking the exception/criminal punishment clause will not be enough. The entire Amendment and its historical underpinnings must be identified, exposed and uprooted. This way we not only Abolish Slavery, but we correct the White Supremist narrative. No longer will we promote the lie that in 1865 the UNITED STATES abolished Slavery and began Reconciliation with its former “Chattel Slaves”

Today, 2016, is the time to END SLAVERY under all forms and names-be it Convict Leasing, Feudalism, Prison Labor, etc- and create and Amendment with NO EXCEPTION.

#WeStandWithOurWomen, #WhereAreTheChildren

The Women at Tutwiler Women’s Prison have reached out to Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies and F.A.M. and are requesting assistance. In resoonsr, we are planning to conduct more demonstrations at Tutwiler prison as part of the FREEDOM TOUR 2016.

Additionally, we are asking that organizers and supporters around the country locate a women’s prison, jail, or detention facility in your city or state and conduct protests there also on the same day.


While the overwhelming majority of people who are incarcerates in this country are men, the women in prison are being subjected to the same abuses and more by sexual predator guards.


In Alabama at Tutwiler, we saw where the women were being raped and abused by officers like Carter Davenport when he was a captain at Tutwiler, who was then promoted to Warden and went on to cause more hell in ADOC. Before being forced to resign, Davenport was promoted repeatedly and protected by Asst. Commissioner Grantt Culliver, who has also been involved in sexual misconduct while on the tax-payers payroll.

BEWARE: Sexual predators and enablers on the loose in Alabama. 

When the women are being raped and  Commissioner Culliver is off rendezvousing with his tax-payer paid secretary/mistress, then we cannot expect our women to be protected if they are left standing alone. Therefore, we are calling on organizers nationwide to help us increase the exposure being given to the plight and struggle of our #WomenBehindTheWall.

 Was Asst. Commissioner Grantt Culliver out having sex with the secretary while Monica was being raped ?

Monica Washington is just one of the many women who have been raped and impregnated by a correctional officer. When the US Dept. Justice completed their report and found widespread sexual abuse at Tutwiler, they never once stated how many children were born, how many women told them that they were forced to have abortions, or who all amongst the medical staff were complicit in covering up these crimes. It’s time for the ADOC to tell us where those babies are and how many there are.

When “The People’s Platform ” hosted the Scott Sisters from Mississippi, they told us of how they knew of women who had given birth to four and five children. This is a national issue, supported by medical professionals who work at prisons, and the children are unaccounted for and have no parents at home. Where do the children go when the mother has no family while the father has a family at home that doesn’t know about his criminal sexual behavior at work?


Its time to Stand up and demand that the children be accounted for and provided for too, and that all responsible be held accountable.

Contact:
Mother’s and F.A.M.ilies
P.O. Box 186
New Market, AL 35761
Tel. 256.203.4371

freealabamamovement@gmail.com

#WeSTandWithOurWomen

#WhereAreTheChildren

Officers from other prisons are waking up in Alabama!

​Just recently officers from Elmore correctional facility and other prisons had to go to Holman correctional facility in Atmore Alabama to cover duty so Holman officers could attend officer Kenneth Bettis’ funeral. Upon return to their own facilities these officers face testimony that they actually see where the Free Alabama movement (Fam), and UNHEARD VOICES are coming from. “Officers are now speaking out”, said one Elmore correctional officer. He also said “I see why!” 

   This officer also went on to explain his thoughts to the recent stabbing of officer Bettis and how from what he heard and witnessed to be hard to believe that it happened the way Alabama Department of Corrections public relations painted the picture. 

   I myself hope more officers realize that it is important they also speak up now. Time will tell.via UNHEARD VOICES!

PRESS RELEASE: Inhumane Conditions in Alabama Prisons Leads to Strikes by Incarcerated Men and Now Guards

URGENT EMERGENCY ALERT: As Incarcerated Men Strike for Rights, Guards Follow: Officers Stage Historic Work Strike at Holman Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING HOLMAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Mothers and F.A.M.ilies
P.O. BOX 186
New Market, AL 35761
Tel. 256.203.4371

F.A.M. Leads Work Strikes in Alabama Prisons, Now Officers Stage Historic Work Strike at Holman Prison

Contact: freealabamamovement@gmail.com

Holman CF, Atmore, Al. September 24, 2016.

Last night at Holman prison an emergency situation developed as ALL of the officers assigned to the second shift waged a historic work strike for the first time in the history of the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Assistant Commissioner Grantt Culliver was dispatched to the prison, where he then had to order supervisors from another prison, Atmore CF, to report to Holman prison just to be able to serve meals. The officers at Holman, who have been defying ADOC policy and speaking publicly to the media, had communicated their plans to F.A.M. members, and expressed their support for non-violent and peaceful demonstrations against the human rights conditions existent at Holman.

Officers have also complained about overcrowding and the need for a mass release, more education and rehabilitation programs, as well as issues with disease and filth. Officers reserved their harshest criticism towards the Commissioner’s officer and what they perceive as a lack leadership from Commissioner Dunno and Culliver.

First hand audio account available here.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

______________________________

STOP PLAYIN’ WITH THE CONCEPT

by KINETIK JUSTICE AMUN
Its time to put the radical rhetoric aside and get to a concrete and definitive plan of action. A plan of action that sets out the methods and means necessary to accomplish our mission. And make no mistake about it, this is a Mission. September 9th was only a step- a GIGANTIC STEP, but only a step on our ROAD TO REDEMPTION, RECONCILIATION AND ULTIMATELY OUR FREEDOM.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT IS COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS AND DUG IN FOR THE LONG HAUL.

SLAVERY MUST DIE AND THE 151 YEAR LIE…

OVER 50,000: LATEST ESTIMATES ON Sept. 9, 2016 NATIONWIDE STRIKE, BOYCOTT & PROTEST

  Our latest updates as we know, with more info expected in the coming days and weeks.

As of 9/21 we have tracked 46 prisons and jails that experienced some kind of disruption between September 8 and 21st. This total includes both lockdowns reported by officials (some of whom deny that the lockdown was protest related) and reports of protests from prisoners and supporters (some of which did not lead to lockdowns or full strikes).

Of these, 31 facilities experienced a lock-down, suspension or full strike for at least 24 hours. Those 31 facilities house approximately 57,000 people. That is a guess at the minimum number of prisoners affected by the nationally coordinated strike.

There is likely much more going on behind the prison gates that we do not yet know about. We receive new information on a daily basis. In some places the strike lasted a day or a weekend, but in some, it seems to be going strong 12 days in.

— 


Phone: (614) 704-4699

LucasvilleAmnesty.org
InsurgentTheatre.org

Elmore prison sees spike in homicides

 

ADOC CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS BREAK RANK WITH COMMISSIONER DUNN, SPEAK OUT AGAINST PRISON CONDITIONS
Correctional officers at Holman Prison have staged a mutiny on the battleship and are beginning to speak out publicly about the humanitarian crisis that F.A.M. first reported two days ago.

[Corrections Officers Quietly Speak-Out on Unsafe Prison Conditions Following CO Death] is good,have a look at it! http://wkrg.com/2016/09/18/corrections-officers-quietly-speak-out-on-unsafe-prison-conditions-following-co-death/
Federal authorities visited Holman prison today, as Commissioner Dunn and Grantt Culliver remain silent on the mounting death toll in ADOC.

Additional deaths are also being reported at Elmore prison in Montgomery:
“Kelsey Davis | Montgomery Advertiser

5 days ago

Three inmate homicides at Elmore County Correctional Facility in the past 18 months should signal a crisis within Alabama’s overcrowded prison system, a reform advocate said.

From 2010 to 2014, one inmate homicide occurred at Elmore, despite a relatively stagnant occupancy rate at about 196 percent. The recent Elmore deaths account for one-third of all Alabama Department of Corrections inmate homicides in the past 18 months.

“That should be setting off alarm bells that the (ADOC) is a system in crisis at all levels, and needs to be treated as such,” said Charlotte Morrison, an attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative.

[Elmore prison sees spike in homicides] is good,have a look at it! http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2016/09/14/elmore-prison-sees-spike-homicides/90066832/

Yet, the Commissioner and his lieutenants are chasing dollars in Montgomery for new “houses of horror”,  inatead of taking action to save lives within ADOC.
Free Alabama Movement leaders continue to be targeted and retaliated against for speaking out and exposing the crisis. . . while the death toll continues to climb.

 

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT STEPS UP

​On Saturday September 17, 2016, the men at HOLMAN CF held the 1st UNIVERSAL PEACE & UNITY SUMMIT in which it was established that there would be a “NO STAND OFF POLICY”. All street organizations (Bloods, Crips, Growth n Development and SB’s) have vowed to respect the policy for the sake of all men housed at Holman. Since then there has been No Violence.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT has taken on the responsibilty to provided protection for one another and to resolve all disagreements-as the ADOC has abandoned their duty and responsibilty.

So if you have a loved one at Holman prison, you should be demanding answers from Commissioner Jeff Dunn and his staff.

334-353-3883

A THREAT TO VIOLENCE

​For almost 3 years, I’ve sat here and watch the ADOC meticulously create an environment of hostility and chaos. They have not only been painting a picture, but coloring the perception of society. — INCARCERATED MEN ARE ANIMALS AND MUST BE WORKED OR CAGED. SO WE CAN’T LET THEM GO, WE MUST BUILD BIGGER CAGES.$1.5 BILLION IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY IN COMPARISON TO RELEASING THEM BACK INTO SOCIETY.
However, the people of Alabama were sick and tiredof the rhetoric. So the ADOC had to prove their point-in Blood


THE HOLMAN PROJECT was implemented- A period of a mass influx of drugs, abandoning of #403 Regulations, withdrawal of security from Dormitories and encouragement toget you something to protect yourself“.
For the past 6 months, I’ve witnessed a deliberate releasing from Segregation of mortal enemies, assault victims with unknown enemies, mental patients, sociopathic homosexual predators and anyone else that wanted to go to population. Yet, they have adamantly refused to even discuss or consider releasing me (KINETIK). To this day- 33 months- I have been  been in solitary confinement for organizing a Peaceful Protest against the inhumanities inflicted by the ADOC upon all those incarcerated in the State of Alabama, and labeled “A THREAT TO THE SECURITY OF THE ADOC” and sentenced to INDEFINITE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. 

But once you understand the Motive, Intent and Purpose of THE HOLMAN PROJECT, then it becomes clear why using Non Violent and Peaceful means to highlight and exposed the inhumanities being suffered by the men here at Holman warranted me being labeled a threat to the ADOC— For clarity sake and lack of a better word, I’M FUCKIN UP THEIR PLANS WITH ALL THE NON -VIOLENT PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS. AS THEY NEED VIOLENCE NOT PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS.

Now it all adds up and makes sense, I’m not violent enough for THE HOLMAN PROJECT.

THE HOLMAN PROJECT… UPDATE

​ATT::: THE HOLMAN PROJECT HAS RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
Alabama Corrections Officer dies of injuries – FOX10 News | WALAhttp://www.fox10tv.com/story/33115450/alabama-corrections-officer-dies-of-injuries– shared by UC Mini
WHO IS NEXT?? COULD IT BE YOUR LOVED ONE??WILL YOU SIT BACK AND WAIT OR WILL YOU JOINFAM IN CALLING FOR A TASK FORCE TO END THEHOLMAN PROJECT ???

THE HOLMAN PROJECT

FAM CHARGES CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER FOR POLITICAL GAIN
—-On behalf of the Men at HOLMAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, we allege that Comm.Jeff Dunn, Ass. Comm. Grant Culliver, Ass. Comm. Gwendolyn Mosley, Ass. Comm. Sheryl Price and Warden Terry Raybon have INTENTIONALLY AND DELIBERATELY created the ” HOLMAN PROJECT” in order to secure funding for Governor Robert Bentley’s Prison Transformation Bill(4 Mega Prisons).

(CONSPIRATORS[*Gwendolyn Mosley not pictured])

More specifically, for the past several months a”swap out” transfer program has been implemented, in which older, mature and responsible influential and respected prisoners have been sent away from Homan, only to be replaced with a younger, wilder and misguided youth. While simultaneously removing Officers from the Dormitories. Therefore, Dormitories, have become “WAR ZONES” where there is no security. As a result, many of these children have banded together in groups in order to protect one another from one another- with bloody and tragic results. As Violent Assaults has QUADRUPLED in the last 6 months(CHECK THE ADOC STATS).
Many Officers are helpless to do anything as the Administrative Directive is to “LEAVE THEM ALONE”, however, this violence has backfired and spilled over unto the Officers.

 Now they are seeing that the ADOC is intentionally placing, not only the prisoners lives in danger, but their lives are being sacrificed for Political Capital—this revelation has resulted in Officers walking off the compound in double digit numbers(CHECK THE ADOC STATS)
Wherefore, WE PLEAD TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA TO CONTACT F.A.M. NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON, Pas. KENNY GLASGOW IN ORDER TO CREATE A TASK FORCETO COME INSIDE HOLMAN ON A FACT FINDING MISSION, to verify or refute the existence of the”HOLMAN PROJECT”

*Pas. Kenny Glasgow

334 791 2433
Sincerely,
F.AM. and all Alabama’s Confined CitizensHoused at Holman CF.

PRESS RELEASE: Emergency Alert: F.A.M. Press Release for Holman Prison

EMERGENCY ALERT: F.A.M. PRESS RELEASE FOR HOLMAN PRISON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SERIOUS HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS DEVELOPING AT HOLMAN PRISON

Contact Information:
National Representative
Pas. Kenneth S. Glasgow
The Ordinary People’s Society
334.791.2433
or
Freealabamamovement@gmail.com

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

Atmore, Alabama. September 16, 2016

A serious humanitarian crisis is developing at Holman prison as correctional officers continue to walk off of the job amid concerns about safety and apathy from Warden Terry Raybon and the office of ADOC Commissioner Jefferson S Dunn, as violence, including deadly stabbings and assaults continue to mount.

Several officers expressed dismay and fear after learning that two of their fellow officers, Officer Brian Ezell and another officer, reported to Warden Raybon that they had knives drawn on them and their lives threatened, and that neither Warden Raybon, nor Commissioners Jeff Dunn and Grantt Culliver would take any action to ensure their safety. Both of these officers then quit.

Several other officers have also quit in the past three weeks after witnessing a stabbing of a fellow officer in the temple and who had remained hospitalized with life threatening injuries until he was pronounced dead earlier today. This after a former warden, Carter Davenport, was stabbed in March amidst back to back riots and other violence at Holman.

Now, after seeing Warden Raybon release approximately 20 people from segregation on September 13, 2016, most of whom were all in segregation for violent incidents (only to see several stabbing take place, including one critically injured and another losing an eye), a total of eight more officers have either quit or turned in their two week notices. Officers are expressing concern that the Commissioners of the ADOC are intentionally exacerbating violence at the expense of human life in efforts to push forward their plan to extort the public for 1.5 billion to build new prisons in next years Legislative Session.

Officers have began to express support for the Non-Violent stance of FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT and their efforts to expose corruption, violence and other issues plaguing Holman and other Alabama prisons, and have went so far as to make repeated requests to Warden Raybon for the release of F.A.M. co-founder and organizer Kinetik Justice from solitary confinement, because officers now feel that he is being wrongfully detained and because he has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to conduct peaceful demonstrations at Holman prison to bring attention to issues within the ADOC and Holman prison.

We are asking that everyone call Commissioner Dunn and Warden Raybon and demand that they post daily reports of the staffing levels and incidents of violence taking place at Holman as a matter of public safety.

We are further requesting assistance in finding a Human Rights attorney and human rights observers to report to Holman immediately, as the level of violence is skyrocketing, and the men at Holman are left in a virtual war zone to fend for themselves, while officers continue to walk off the job in what is already the most understaffed prison in America. Officers are so afraid to enter the dorms that routine security functions like conducting count are being done by the incarcerated men themselves, and video footage attesting to this fact are widely available online and across social media.

Family members of those incarcerated at Holman are requested to call Commissioner Dunn and Culliver continuously, and demand that their loved ones be immediately removed from Holman, as there are insufficient officers to secure the prison.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

Warden Terry Raybon
Holman Correctional Facility
251-368-8173
Commissioner Jefferson Dunn
Commissioner Grantt Culliver
334-353-3883 (switchboard operator)

 

WORLD WIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR MOVEMENT 

When Free Alabama Movement began planning to end prison slavery a couple of years ago, their emphasis was on shaming McDonald’s, which uses prison slave labor extensively. This graffiti appeared in Barcelona, Spain.

U.S. Embassy protests occurred in England, Australia, Sweden and Germany. From Oregon to Florida and in between, companies profiting off prison were targeted by outside protesters, including Bank of America, McDonalds, Aramark, AT&T and Starbucks.In Lansing, Michigan, protesters blocked a downtown intersection for hours with a large U-Haul truck. In New York City and Durham, North Carolina, they blocked freeways.In Portland, Oregon, protesters disrupted an AT&T and McDonalds, both corporations which use prison labor, as well as held a noise demonstration outside a local jail; then they shut down traffic. There were arrests in Oakland, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. Most were quickly released, but at least three protesters in Georgia are facing multiple felonies.

PRESS STATEMENT: Sept 9 NATIONWIDE PROTEST, WORKSTRIKE, BOYCOTT, AND DEMONSTRATIONS 

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

National Freedom Movement Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Information:

For Media Requests:

Mothers and F.A.M.ilies, Inc
P.O. BOX 186,
New Market, AL 35761

Exec. Board Members Ms. Antonia Brooks, Ms. Dara Folden, Ms. LaTosha Scott

Phone: 256.203.4371

Freealabamamovement@gmail.com

For Movement updates and all other inquiries:

September 9, 1971 ATTICA Rebellion 45th Anniversary

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT kicks off Sept. 9, 2016 National Non-Violent and Peaceful Prison Shutdown for Civil and Human Rights at Holman prison in Atmore, AL.

After launching its Movement in 2014 with the first coordinated work stoppages and shutdowns in Alabama prison history, FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT, building on its success with subsequent strikes, issued a call in 2015 with its document titled F.A.M.’s 6-Step Plan of Action 2015 (see our WordPress blog) for the first coordinated Nationwide Prison Work Strike in US History. This plan, along with its publication, “Let The Crops Rot In The Field” were then circulated throughout F.A.M.’s nascent network of supporters for its National Freedom Movement Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery.

With assistance from other organizations and people, including Bro. Lorenzo “Kim’Boa” and Sis. JoNina Irvin of the Ida B. Wells Coalition against Police Brutality, Brianna Peril and David Boehnke of IWW/IWOC, Annabelle Parker, Mary Ratcliff of San Francisco Bay View, FREE MISSISSIPPI MOVEMENT and FREE MISSISSIPPI MOVEMENT UNITED, Queen T of SignofTheTimes/ FREE OHIO MOVEMENT, Anthony Robinson/The New Underground Railroad, Mississippi Southern Belles, Anarchist Black Cross and many others, F.A.M. began organizing, leading and directing this National call.

Today, September 9, 2016, at appx 12:01 am, FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT has kicked off the Sept. 9, Nationwide Prison Workstrikes, Boycotts and International Protests from Holman prison in Atmore, Alabama, in solidarity with confirmed strikes underway in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas.

F.A.M. has reiterated its call, first made January 1, 2014 with its first coordinated Workstrikes, for Non-Violence and Peaceful demonstrations both inside and outside of prisons as the solution to the exploitation and other forms of abuse that take place in Americas prisons, including forced prison slavery.

F.A.M. has often stated that the solution to mass incarceration and prison slavery must be lead by the men, women and children who are incarcerated and who are contributing to prison slavery and our own oppression by continuing to produce goods and provide services and purchase products that generate billions of dollars in revenue each year to support prison slavery. The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution continues to permit slavery to exist in this country “as Punishment of crime, whereof the person has been duly convicted,” and the institution and enterprise of slavery was legally transferred to the State government’s prison systems.

These Non-Violent and Peaceful protests are designed to expose the nefarious economic motives of individuals, State and Federal government, and corporations like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Starbucks, John Deer, the ALEC corporation, Victoria Secret, US military, Whole Foods, Wal Mart, Keefe, AT&T and Verizon call centers, and many others behind laws like mandatory minimums, three strikes laws, juvenile prosecution as adults, etc. that are used to incarcerate people under oppressive, inhumane conditions for extended periods of time, solely for the use of free prison labor for profit — yet in the name of crime and punishment.

F.A.M. has issued a “FREEDOM BILL“, which contains the demands that they are imposing upon the Alabama legislature to correct the problem of mass incarceration and prison slavery in Alabama.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT
To assist FAM and their National Freedom Movement and to support the people on the inside who are making these sacrifices, please donate to famfamalabama@Gmail.com today.

Malik Washington speaks: End Prison Slavery in Texas!

From: Keith ‘Malik’ Washington – Spokespersyn for – End Prison Slavery in Texas!

Peace and Blessings sisters and brothers! I hope this communication finds all of you doing well! Within the next few weeks many Free World Folks will be wondering why all these prisoners are refusing to work. I’d like you to read this message on any Radio Station that will allow you – focusing hard on the large metropolis cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso, Texas.If someone could post the message on you tube via social media that will help a lot.

Message: – Radio/Internet etc.

Peace and Blessings to all – my name is: Keith ‘Malik’ Washington. I am one of the key spokespersyns for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement. I am from Houston, Texas, specifically the 3rd Ward. There are many Prison Authorities and Law Enforcement Officials who will attempt to characterize our movement as violent.
I have never endorsed or promoted violence in this Movement simply because it plays right into the hands of the individuals and Agencies who oppress us.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, F.B.I., D.H.S., and numerous Federal and State Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies are fully equipped to deal with violence.

However as prisoners finally become visible in the media we must use this opportunity to convey our thoughts and demands in an intelligent, pragmatic, and respectful manner.

What scares T.D.C.J. about this movement is not the violence – it is the prospect of two things:

1.) The threat of losing money from having to stop or slow operations of the numerous Texas Correctional Industry Factories which generate millions of Dollars.

2.) Being exposed in the main-stream media as an Agency which exploits, oppresses, and abuses human beings in their care.

On top of being a spokespersyn for our movement I am also a proud member of the Industrial Workers of the World and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. Before I leave you I want to briefly state our Demands:
1.) On a National Level we want Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton or Jill Stein to craft Legislation that will Abolish Prison Slavery by Amending the 13th Amendment.
2.) In Texas we want the Following:
A.) Good Time & Work Time credits which actually reduce our prison terms – All of us, not some!
B.) An Oversight Committee for T.D.C.J.
C.) Right to an Attorney on Habeas Filings
D.) Abolish the $100 Medical Co-pay System
E.) Humane Living Conditions & Treatment

There are no Racial issues we have – it is well understood that there are Black, White, Latino – Asian and Arab human beings who SUFFER inside Texas Prisons.
We are pleading with the World to hear our cries for Freedom and Humane Conditions. I leave you all as I came in Peace.
In Solidarity – Malik

Read also Malik’s articles in the SF Bay View:

Hard lessons in the struggle to end prison slavery (Sept 1, 2016)
The movement inside Texas prisons will not be complete until the sisters join (April 1st, 2016)
Prisoners file federal lawsuit to end prison slavery in Texas (March 26, 2016)
End prison slavery in Texas now! (Feb. 11, 2016)

 

FREEDOM TOUR 2016 Donaldson CF

Support Free Alabama Movement and the Freedom Tour 2016 as we engage in more protests against #blackgenocide and #endprisonslavery2016.

We will be in Dothan on September 7 and Donaldson on September 10th. Confirm your attendance on FB.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1187755704599243/?ti=cl

When will the Alabama Media start questioning the Narrative before Publishing a Story?

First of all, I want to correct this article and say that we were only on lockdown for a couple of hours. Security is still just as lax as the afternoon it occurred.

His name in here was Manny.  He and the other inmate had gotten into an altercation earlier that morning. The prison knew about this altercation and got the two inmates to sign a living agreement stating that they would not harm one or the other again.

The prison then placed both inmates back into the same dorm that they were living in before this occurred. So what do you expect?
The guy murdered Manny in his sleep. Because he could.

Because the Department of Corruption let him by placing both of these guys back in the same dorm after they had already fought. Manny’s blood is on their hands. And so is anyone who refuses to do nothing about the overcrowding our prison system faces.

Anthony Robinson: A Look Inside the Prison-Industrial Complex and Where Movements Should Go from Here

Words of wisdom for Sept. 9

Posted on August 31, 2016August 30, 2016
by Anthony Robinson

Published originally in the SF BayView: http://sfbayview.com/2016/08/the-key-or-the-peephole-a-look-inside-the-prison-industrial-complex-and-where-movements-should-go-from-here/

“Therefore my people have gone into captivity. Because they have no knowledge; their honorable men are famished. And their multitude dried up with thirst.” – Isaiah 5:13

To the prisoner or the man in prison, what is being free? For the man behind bars attempting to fight off conditions and circumstances meant to chain his mind and spirit, if he has not defined for himself what freedom means and what value it has, determined by the price he is willing to pay for it, then the circumstances of his chains have a self-efficacy so inherently designed that his causes and solutions will be written on the locked door of his plight and his prayer for relief will result in asking for a tiny peephole wherein he might peek out to view his brother’s steel cage rather than demanding a key to open his own.

“The great enemy of the truth is often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive and realistic.” – John F. Kennedy

I define the term “mythical reality” as a situation where one class of people, usually the down-trodden (prisoner class), know a reality – usually violence, racism, prejudice etc., to be true by experience – while another class, usually bureaucratic oppressors (prison officials), tries to control the perception and narrative of the other class by forms of exploitation offered by their resources and privilege.

Your confliction will direct your influence: If you are not careful to come up for air and take a moment to clear your head as you face the dynamics of “sink or swim” situations that have become the routine patterns of your existence, could it be that the California Prisoners Movement has become so bunkered down in combatting the infantry effects of the prison industrial complex that we have not considered routing our forces at the cause and finally ending or at least gaining an advantage in the conflict?

Don’t get me wrong; there have been victories in the prison movement, not just in California, but other states as well. But I often wonder, has the prison industrial complex had a hand in dictating our causes by controlling our conflictions?

The Ashker decision was great, the five core demands are all good, but how come we are not writing our own regulations and attacking the “STG” scheme in totality? We know from its inception it was designed to isolate and entrap prisoners with the God given talent to awaken the prisoner class to the exploits of the system and provide those willing to organize for change with practical alternatives to prison enslavement.

How come we are not demanding that California Prisoners serving 85 percent be given an opportunity, through practical application of rehabilitative programs, to earn milestones and early parole eligibility the same as other similarly situated classes of prisoners serving time? Why allow the 85 percent prisoners to be discriminated against and denied equal protection?

The old argument made every time violent offenders are put on the ballot for early release and time reduction opportunities, the prison industrial complex runs the same old ads about soft on crime legislators letting criminals loose to rape and pillage communities. This argument has become so cemented in the minds of prison advocates that they think they are doing the Prisoner Human Rights Movement a favor by not introducing legislation for violent offenders, once again allowing our causes to be dictated by the control of our conflictions.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the moving force that privatizes criminal statutes for financial gain and profit, and they receive their funding from major corporations. If they can legislate for profit, why can’t we legislate for freedom?

The prison industrial complex is built upon and operates via a commercial framework. When a prisoner does any “work” or “labor” in the system, he reinforces and substantiates the prison system’s position over him. When friends, families and outside advocates do business with corporations and banks that have their hand in the American cookie jar of exploitative prison profiteering and labor, they are investing in more prisons, harsher sentences, Jim Crow laws, and tactical militarized training aimed at prisoners and urban communities.

For those of us who claim to want a solution to the problem, we have to seriously look into the mirror of reality and remove our own actions from reinforcing the problem. And if we think that the U.S. courts are not functioning to reinforce this system and cut themselves a slice of this industrial pie, then our naiveté has been one of our biggest crimes. Pay careful attention to the following excepts from a Jean Keating seminar on prisons:

“A condensed version of what is going on is that CCA as a corporation creates or issues stock certificates based on prison population – goods or chattel as they are called in commercial law. The underwriter is the one who buys the stock from the issuer, the CCA, with intent to resell it to the public or an entity or person – usually an investment banker. The investment banker purchases all or part of the shares of the stock for resale to the public in the form of newly issued investment securities based on the shares of stock. Brokerage houses and insurance companies bid on the investment securities with a bid bond issued by the GSA. The bid bond is then indemnified by a surety company through performance and payment bonds. The bid, performance and payment bonds are then underwritten by the banks as investment securities for resale to the public. …

“This system permeates the fabric of our society.

“Go to a search engine and type in U.S. courts. Go to the court links and click to see a map of the circuit courts. Click on 7th Circuit, and a list of the 7th and 8th Circuit Courts will appear. Click on Illinois Northern District Court, then click on Clerk’s Office, then go to Administrative Services, then to Financial Department. You will see Criminal Justice Act, Post Judgment Interest Rates and a list of sureties. Click on Sureties; it will take you to fms.treas.gov. There on the left side you will see the sureties listing, admitted reinsurers and forms. Click on forms and you will see Reinsurance Agreement for a Miller Act Performance Bond SF 273, and a SF 274 Payment Bond and a Reinsurance Agreement in favor of the United States SF 275 and a list of admitted reinsurers, pools and associates. You will also see a list of the Department of the Treasury’s listing of approved sureties.

“U.S. District Courts are buying up the state courts’ default judgments, where you refuse to pay or dishonor the debt. …

“(P)risons are repository institutions or facilities for securities (prisoners) as collateral for the public and national debt. The prisoners represent asset or repository money for the bid, performance, and payment bonds. The prisons are referred to as credit facilities, institutions or repositories. They function essentially the same way that a depository bank does under 17 CFR Sec 450. The prisons are acting in the capacity of a fiduciary or custodian over government securities. …

“(I)n addition to being a repository bank with prisoners being the assets, collateral or securities of the bid, performance and payment bonds, the prisoners are the actual reinsurance or surety and their sentence represents the valued and marketable risk involved with the materials, supplies and cost factors involved with the guaranteed performance and payment relative to the bonds. This is termed ‘assumed risk’ in insurance and represents a present peril, hazard or danger of loss, due to their dishonor and default judgment in court. That is why there is penal sum or clause attached to each bond for non-performance and payment of the bonds. …

“By legal definition all of your federal and state ‘statutes’ are bonds or obligations of record and are represented in the courtroom by the recognizance bond, which is a bond of record or obligation for the payment of debt.” (SeeJean Keating’s “Prison Treatise.”)

And here we are as a prisoner class investing our energy and intellectual capital in studying and researching their copyrighted federal statutes/bonds to petition the courts to overturn intentionally exploitative sentences. Remember, a prisoner’s “sentence represent the valued and marketable risk involved with the materials, supplies and cost factors involved with the guaranteed performance and payment relative to the bonds.” Why would they willingly let you go when your sentence represents “valued” and “marketable” risk? Marketable means they are still utilizing it for sale, trade and exploitation. Why would they let you go?

While it is true that a small fraction of prisoner petitions are granted relief, that is nothing more than a ploy manufactured to convince the masses to put their faith and credit in the “justice” of the system. Even the majority of prisoners seem to have fallen for this tactic. For every 10 petitions that get granted, 10,000 get denied.

My own case provides a perfect example. Locked up at the age of 18, too indigent to afford my own counsel, I was exploited by a public defender, Keith Arthur, who signed my plea two months before I did, and rabid dog Deputy District Attorney Victoria Rose. I was coerced to sign a plea that waived Penal Code 654.5 Multiple Punishment/Double Jeopardy Prohibition in order to be punished for both robbery and carjacking and given an enhancement (use of firearm) for both, even though by the penal codes, statutes, and legislature’s intent, this is fundamentally against the law. What type of counsel coerces a client to waive a penal code in order for them to be punished for more time on their sentence and be given two strikes when they had none?

I’ve put in six petitions or writs with sound, on-point arguments showing a prima facie cause for “relief.” All have been denied. I even challenged the plea as an invalid contract because “The Declaration in Support of Plea” was never signed by the judge. The judge never signed the contract to substantiate the “Court’s Findings” which reads: “The Court having reviewed this declaration and questioned the defendant in open court, finds that the defendant has voluntarily and intelligently waived his constitutional rights, that these pleas and admissions are freely and voluntarily made, and that the defendant understands the nature of the charges and the consequences of these pleas and admissions. The Court finds a factual basis for the pleas and admissions, accepts them, and the defendant is hereby convicted on his plea.”

If there was a “factual basis” for the plea, why would a Judge not sign the declaration of the court’s findings? He didn’t sign it because he didn’t want the bond liability on the waiver of Penal Code 654, which is illegal. This type of exploitation by those who are supposed to be the “custodians” of justice is all too common in their system on a daily basis. They have the whole country fooled into thinking it’s about crime prevention, law and order, when in fact it’s about exploiting an “underclass” and sending them to their repository warehouse facilities where we can be investment securities to finance public debt!

Now we understand why prison officials are allowed to add time to our sentences just by writing “rules violation reports” with no preponderance of evidence substantiating the charge other than the “report” itself. Any “hearing” procedure empowered with the ability to add time to your sentence should be upheld by exercising judicial standards, but we know from experience that these kangaroo “hearings” have no standards close to judicial. You are already found guilty based on the “report” before stepping into the hearing. Just like on the streets, you are found guilty when the indictment (commercial investment) is signed. Remember, the more time they give you in any of their courts, tribunals or hearings, the more they can value and market the investment securities.

In light of gaining some insight on what kind of system we are dealing with, where do we go from here, in terms of a practical strategy of shutting down the prison industrial complex? When presenting demands, rights, propositions etc. to an industrial juggernaut, the only way that you are going to make it truly pay attention is to stop his industries. Thus, when he looks out into the landscape of his empire and doesn’t see the polluted smoke clouds which indicate to him that his industries are producing comprehensively, then he will be concerned enough to climb down from his ivory tower and see about the problem. We must leave the crops in the field and let them rot!

The New Underground Railroad Movement supports the Free Alabama Movement and those states – Texas, Mississippi, Ohio etc. – that are organizing for the work strike and boycott starting Sept. 9, 2016. I pray that California inmates and those leaders taking responsibility to organize on behalf of the struggle do not miss an opportunity to participate in this historic labor strike.

I don’t want my energy used for paving the way to live comfortably in prison and call that victory. We have an opportunity to demand freedom from prison and institute policies that will pave the way for a restructuring of the system, but only organized, disciplined, drawn out labor strikes and boycotts will achieve this. Anything else is a pipe dream dictated by our afflictions.

I don’t want my energy used for paving the way to live comfortably in prison and call that victory.

For those seeking more information on any part of this article or how you can support the New Underground Railroad Movement, contact Mr. Anthony C. Robinson, Jr., Coordinating Founder.

Note: To those brothas and sistas of true merit, who have written me from your facilities, know that I never abandoned you in practice or in spirit. The corporate dog who is trying to trump up “BGF activity” confiscated the letters before they reached or were delivered to me. They can’t stop those letters if they come from friends and family to me.

Chino

Poem by Anthony Robinson Jr.

“What quality of will must a Negro possess to live and die with dignity in a country that denies his humanity?” – Richard Wright

There is a psychosis lurking in the understanding
that prison is a culture and not a civilization.
It seems that poor oppressed people
cling to things that are for them emotionally true,
because they so desperately need a truth to protect
them from their harsh reality.
We measure lies, not by fact or fiction,
but by how conveniently they secure our
relationship to our environment.
There is a process in life where
somewhere along the way you have to
invent yourself and try to reach a compatible
identity to your vision of life and where you fit in it.
A vision molded by a trail of tears that leads
you to an expectation of yourself not necessarily
of your own making.
I stare out through these bars
into dreams unfulfilled, and I wonder
if it was ever considered as the juncture
of their design what aspects of humanity
would be confined as well with the person.
Keep from the world like a secret
that can never be revealed because it was
spoken in a language that cannot be translated
by the ears that received it.

Anthony has finally won his way back to California after years in private prisons, used by CDCr to alleviate overcrowding in California prisons without freeing anyone. Send our brother some love and light: Anthony Robinson Jr., P-67144, CMC E6-28L, P.O. Box 8101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409.

Juvenile Justice: How 6 black children were set up for failure in Gadsden, Ala

On March 24, 1988, six black (6) teens (Roland Martin, Fred Brown, Steve Stewart, Melvin Ray, Archie Hamlet, and Curtis Richardson) were arrested in the early morning hours after an attempted burglary of a department store in Gadsden, Alabama.

After being arrested, the youth were all taken to a police station where they were interrogated by several officers (all white) for several hours. By the time the interrogations ended, well after 3:00 am, the youth were charged collectively  with over 30 counts (appx. 5 to 6 counts each ) for many other unsolved burglaries in Gadsden. These children did not have any attorney present during these interrogations and no attempt was made to contact any of their parents until after the interrogations had ended.image

Some parents were reached, some weren’t.

    Later that same morning, these 6 children were taken before a judge for a “probable cause hearing.”  None of the parents attended this impromptu hearing. And, none of the youth were represented by counsel. Somehow, with no opportunity to be heard, without any counsel, and with little to no evidence beyond the word of the police officers, the judge allowed for probable cause to be stipulated to for all 6 youth. image
It is not known who the court allowed to stipulate to anything in behalf of the Gadsden 6 youth, but the record clearly shows that this is what occurred. We know that children could not stipulate to probable cause or anything else for themselves, and we know that no lawyers were appointed in the case until weeks later, in April; so the stipulation was not made by an attorney.

As a result of this stipulation, all 6 children were ordered to be detained in detention facilities pending further proceedings.

The next event to take place in these proceedings took place on April 6, 1988, when attorney J.B. Lofton was appointed. 

This appointment of counsel came after these children had already been before a judge and after the court had already authorized custody to be taken from the parents.
Finally, with counsel now appointed, the judge set a hearing for April 28, 1988, and for the first time, issued notice and summons’ to the parents. image
However, on April 27, 1988, just one day before the hearing was scheduled, the prosecutor filed a motion to transfer all of the cases of the children to the circuit court for prosecution as adults (for all non-violent property offenses). The juvenile judge granted pprosecutor’s motion that same day that it was filed !!!

The children were all transferred to adult without a hearing, without a lawyer being present, and without any of the children or their parents being present. In fact, apparently  no one but the judge and the prosecutor ( the same two parties from the March 24 probable cause “stipulation” hearing) were even aware that such motion had even been filed. Proof that the attorney did not perform any services throughout these proceedings can be gleamed from the fact that his declaration for fees was voided right after it was filed.image
In the end, these children suffered convictions in adult court for offenses that they never had legal representation on at critical stages of the proceedings , namely, during the interrogations and initial arrest, at the probable cause hearing when someone was allowed to stipulate to probable cause in behalf of the children, and when judge granted the prosecutor’s motion to transfer the cases to adult court. Of course, all of this was/is illegal.image

All or most of these children suffered collateral consequences as a result of the actions taken in the juvenile court, including having these illegal prior convictions used against them both in and out of court, including two of whom who have had these illegal non- violent prior convictions  used to enhance future sentences to Life Without Parole under Alabama’s Habitual Felony Offender Act.

We are asking that you support the Gadsden 6 as they fight for Juvenile Justice in Alabama.
WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ALABAMA

MAKE YOUR DONATION IN SUPPORT OF FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT 


Dear Supporters,

Greetings from Free Alabama Movement (FAM). We are reaching out to you, our supporters, to help us further our objective of ending mass incarceration in Alabama. As you know, F.A.M.    was established in 2013, from inside the Alabama Department of Corrections by people who are incarcerated. We are determined to get involved and have our voices heard from the inside in the fight for change to Alabama’s prison woes and bring an end to mass incarceration and prison slavery.   

We are currently planning activities for our FREEDOM TOUR 2016, where we plan to stage protests at EVERY prison in the State of Alabama to promote our Three-Point Plan of Action for the remainder of 2016, to address the follows factors that are contributing to mass incarceration in Alabama:

1) Excessive overcrowding and the need for an immediate mass release.  Alabama’s prison population must be reduced down to design capacity

2) Revisions and fundamental changes to Alabama’s habitual felony offender act

3) Establishing “automatic” or mandatory parole criteria that will remove discretion from the parole board  in decisions for qualified individuals

Our goal is to raise Donations to fund our FREEDOM TOUR 2016 and resources to assist while on the journey.   If you are interested in giving a financial contribution, there is an PayPal link on the Free Alabama Movement website, our WordPress blog, and our Facebook page. You can mail in a check payable to Mothers and Families, P.O. Box 186, New Market, AL 35761, via GoFundMe or you can donate via PayPal.  If you would like to contribute a non-monetary contribution, please call MAF at 256-203-4371.

We know that you value human rights as we do, we know that you will support our fight for the rights of our incarcerated love ones; who are human as well, but who are being deprived of basic civil and human rights. In times that demand action to bring about change, it is all about continuing and even increasing your support for FAM, a movement that continues to demonstrate non-violent and peaceful protest for civil and human rights behind incarcerated walls.  Additionally, you can help by joining the Freedom Tour helping to organize and conduct protests at a designated prison. FAM has formed coalitions with outside groups, including Mothers and Families, Inc., which now serves as our main support group and works on the outside organizing families and coordinating demonstrations for F.A.M. at prisons, ADOC offices, and at companies that use prison labor for profit. 

If you have any questions regarding FAM, MAF, or the Freedom Tour 2016, please feel free to email us at mothersandfamily3@gmail.com or freealabamamovement@Gmail.com. You can also reach us via telephone at 256-203-4371.  

We sincerely thank you in advance for your much needed support.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

“The Movement Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery must be lead from the inside.”

Corruption and Misuse of Government Funds

This picture depicts the kitchen at Draper Correctional Facility in Alabama. What you see is pure filth and about 20 health code violations from mops in the cooking area, chemicals next to cooking pots, broken tile, and a cooking pot placed on a nasty floor to be filled with water to prepare food…

Photo of the kitchen of Draper CF

Kitchen at Draper CF, Alabama (ADOC) dirty and unprofessional conditions


Join Mothers and F.A.M.ilies Today

Mothers and Families
P.O Box 186
New Market, AL 35761
(256)203-4371
mothersandfamily3@gmail.com

Look for MAF on Facebook @ Maf Fam

Greeting from Mothers and F.A.M.lilies:

May this letter find you in the best of spirit and health in spite of your circumstance of being incarcerated in Alabama. We hope to lift your spirit by letting you know that we are in this fight with you for freedom, justice and civil and human rights until the end. Over the past 3 years, we have been fighting relentlessly alongside FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT and all others for justice in Alabama. Among our many activities have been:

1) Conducting protests at numerous prisons and in Montgomery to help bring awareness to the problems with ADOC, including the need for a mass release;

2) Promoting the Alabama FREEDOM BILL and demanding its passage by the Alabama Legislature;

3) Hosting rallies and workshops under the banner of INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama;

4) Meeting with local, state and federal official to address police brutality and other forms of corruption in ADOC;

5) Fighting for real wages for labor in ADOC so that working men and women can send money home to their families and children instead of enriching politicians in Montgomery;

6) Demanding changes to the Alabama parole board to provide for more paroles and more clearly defined criteria for mandatory parole;

7) Transparency and media access inside of ADOC; and more.

For the remainder of 2016, M.A.F. will be coordinating and conducting a Freedom Tour 2016 to canvas all of the prisons in the State of Alabama to garner support from more mothers and family members for our Movement to end Mass Incarceration in Alabama and throughout the Nation. If you are interested in becoming a part of this Movement or if you have any information that may be of use to us, please contact us.

Lastly, we want to remind everyone that the fight against Governor Bentley’s Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act and the construction of new prisons spending millions of dollars in Alabama is not over.   The bill will now head to the Senate floor for debate and a vote in the next regular session of the Alabama Legislature.   Be sure to contact your State Representatives to let them know that we oppose this plan. We want Education, Rehabilitation and Re- Entry Programs, not more economic exploitation and abuse.

Thank You,
Mothers and F.A.M.ilies

THREE-POINT PLAN OF ACTION

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Free Alabama Movement is planning activities around our Three-Point Plan of Action for the remainder of 2016. We will be promoting this plan in conjunction with preparations for the September 9 Attica Anniversary Protest events around the country.

The three points derive from some of the main issues that are contributing factors to mass incarceration and the Industrialized Prison Complex that promotes neo-slavery in America. In Alabama, we are seeking action on these three issues:

1) Excessive overcrowding and the need for an immediate mass release. Alabama’s prison population must be reduced down to design capacity ;

2) Revisions and fundamental changes to Alabama’s habitual felony offender act;

3) Establishing “automatic” or mandatory parole criteria that will remove discretion from the parole board in parole decisions for  qualified individuals.

It is essential to the effective  implemention of these objectives that we step up our organizing and activism, esp. around the State of Alabama. This will include participation in the FREEDOM TOUR 2016 protests that are being scheduled and lead by Mothers And F.A.M.ilies, Inc., as well as the event being scheduled in Dothan, Alabama on August 27, 2016, by The Ordinary People Society.

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The FREEDOM TOUR 2016 will be conducting protests statewide and conducting at least one demonstration at EVERY prison in the state of Alabama, to organize and then mobilize families and to bring awareness to the problems plaguing the Alabama prison system and the solution to these problems.

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Join us today in this struggle for freedom and justice mobilize Alabama and join the National Freedom Movement to End Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery.

Another Man Dead In Alabama Prison

Unheard Voices

Update in relations to the Alabama department of Corrections, at the Elmore facility in Elmore county.
A white middle aged man was found collapsed inside of DORM A-1 just a few moments ago. The officer that eventually responded was C.O. 1 Scroggins, failed to administer CPR. The man was unresponsive and had turned blue. The shift leader Sgt. Richardson was called to the scene and he responded nonchalantly, taking his time, and without being prepared with an emergency CPR to attempt a life saving maneuver in which each Correctional officer has training in. Officer Woodget pushed the unresponsive inmate slowly to the back gate of Elmore where the inmate has to be taken to another facility in order to receive medical attention. WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE THERE IS NO MEDICAL PERSONNEL AT ELMORE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. THIS ALONE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!! Note the man died and now Elmore is in lockdown due to the administration. Please CONTACT media and state representatives about this. I’ll update with the man’s name!

Confirmation in inmates name…a one, Walter Lemons, confirmed also he died during being taken from the dorm to the back gate of Elmore, and no CPR administered, nor any other attempt to save his life.

HUNGER STRIKE UPDATE

  One of the hunger striking members, LaQuientia McDuffie, 282760, is experiencing extreme distress. He had been removed from the ” behavior modification” dorm and placed into solitary confinement in W-38. McDuffie is 24 year old young man and we believe that both of his parents are deceased. If anyone can assist us in this matter to help protect his human rights from further violations, please email is your contact info.

Alabama prison carrying our racist psychological experimental program at Donaldson prison predominately against African American men

The experiment with the “behavior modification” dorm at Donaldson CF in Alabama continues. Hearkening back to the Tuskegee Experiment and other forms of medical torture that have taken place in Alabama against predominately African Americans, the Alabama prison system is again violating basic civil and human rights in the name of corrections by conducting a “behavior modification” experimental program and using over 80% African American men, including many who don’t have any behavior problems.

Over the past two weeks, the Alabama Department of Corrections has been going to other lower level prisons around the State and snatching up African American men and transferring them to Donaldson CF and placing them into a new experimental program called the “behavior modification” program. The first problem is, most — if not all — of these African American men came from general population at other prisons with no behavior records warranting their transfer.

Once in this program, all of their rights and privileges are curtailed. Among the most egregious violations has been the denial of showers for six consecutive days and counting, no personal or legal property, denial of all mail, books, and reading material, no visitation with family, and no paperwork or written explanation explaining why they are being placed into a “behavior modification” program; all while housed two to a cell.

Many of these men have such exemplary records that they qualified for an incentive package at their former prison, only to arrive at Donaldson to have their packages taken from them. In order to qualify for an incentive package, one must have 6 months disciplinary free records for non-violent rules violations and 1 year disciplinary free for violent disciplinary. Some of these men have multiple years of disciplinary free records, while others have never have any prior violent records.

They are forced to eat, sleep, defecate, and urinate with another person in the cell at all times. These cells don’t have a table to eat on, and if one or the other cellmates is defecating when a meal is being served, both of their trays are passed into the cell anyway. And, because they are being denied recreation time, they are locked down 24 hours every day in a two-man cell. Also of note is that the ADOC elected to start this experimental program in the heat of the Summer.

Again, the majority of these men, came from the general population at other prisons. Most of them have disciplinary free files, yet they are being placed into a behavior modification program. Some of them have level 4 custody for a medium security prison, yet they were transferred to a level 6 maximum security prison, which is the highest level prison in Alabama, and placed on total lockdown.

In fact, these men were placed into this experimental program before a S.O.P. manual was complete on how this program would be ran or what the criteria would be to place someone in this program.

If the majority of these African American men don’t have any disciplinary records to justify their placement into this program, and all of them came from general population at other lower level prisons and have lower custody classification status, why are they being placed into this experimental  “behavior modification” program? The answer seems quite simple: because this racist experimental programs was designed to be tested on and carried out disproportionately against African American men.

This is the same model that was used in the Georgia prison system.

The Georgia Department of Corrections hired a retired military officer to run their prison system, and he began a “behavior modification ” program that employs these same enhanced torture tactics that were first tested and used by the US military in Abu Gharib prison in Iraq. Alabama has now followed suit by hiring a retired military officer to run the Alabama Department of Corrections, and the new Commissioner is now implementing the exact same “behavior modification” program in Alabama. Georgia tested their program on mostly African American men also.

Please help us bring awareness to this racist and illegal experimental program at Donaldson CF and protest against its continuous by doing the following:

1) Join our media campaign to help expose this program and the fact that African Amwrican men in Alabama prisons are being targeted and placed into an experimental psychological torture “behavior program” even though the vast majority of them don’t have any behavior citations.

2) Contact Commissioner Jeff Dunn, Sen. Cam Ward, Governor Robert Bentley and the Civil Rights Division of the US Dept of Justice, and file a complaint and demand to know why this experimental program is being carried out exclusively against African American men.

3) Join FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT,  MOTHERS AND FAMILIES,  THE ORDINARY PEOPLE SOCIETY, and IWOC as we plan to organize protests at Donaldson CF against this racist and illegal experimental program.

4) Contact the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and file a complaint against any medical/psychology professional for engaging in experimental psychological practices and mental torture against African American men incarcerated at Donaldson prison.

ALA. D.O.C. DEVISES VIOLENT PLAN TO SECURE FUNDING FOR NEW PRISONS: HUNGER STRIKE UNDER WAY AT DONALDSON, CF

  Commissioner Jeff Dunn and the ADOC have resorted to state-sanctioned violence in efforts to contain the Movement for Human and Civil Rights that is being led by the men incarcerated in Alabama prisons.
 
  In response to the violence that was provoked at Holman prison on March 11, 2016,  by former warden Carter Davenport that lead to his forced resignation after he was also stabbed, the ADOC transferred five (5) men ( Antonio Spencer, Amir Davis, Kevin Eldridge, and two others ) from Holman prison in Atmore, Alabama to Donaldson CF in Bessemer, Al. Donaldson CF serves as the headquarters for the CERT Team for ADOC.

Upon entry to the back-gate receiving area at Donaldson CF, one by one, all five of these men were taken into a secluded area and then brutally beaten while handcuffed. These assaults was lead by Officer Gunn, while several supervisors and other officers either stood by and watched or participated in the assault. At least two of the assault victims, Amir Davis and Kevin Eldridge, reported that during the beatings they were stomped in their testicles and told that this was being done so they wouldn’t ever have children. All of these assaults have been verified through medical files, statements, and eyewitness accounts. Several officers were suspended and/or remain under investigation, yet not a single officer has been fired or charged with any crime.

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Statement of K. Aldridge

The excessive levels of correctional officers abusing their authority, officer beatings and beatings deaths, and use of chemical agents and excessive for force is already documented in a 2012 class-action lawsuit settlement against Donaldson CF. Sammie Duncan is one of the people who was also beaten and stomped in his testicles at Donaldson prison in the past. The sadistic nature of his beating required him to have one of his testicles removed after it was stomped from his body during the attack by officers. Others, like Mr. Agee (first name not known) , was beaten to death by Donaldson correctional officers.

  There are lawsuits currently pending against multiple officers at Donaldson CF for excessive force, rape, planting evidence and creating false documents, and more. This violence, including the stomping of testicles is a routine state-sanctioned and preferred tactic at Donaldson CF. Commissioner Dunn is sanctioning this violence at Donaldson in efforts to silence the internal complaints about the Civil and Human rights violation that are taking place on a day to day basis in Alabama prisona, which are being made by the many people incarcerated in Alabama prisons, including those who are a part of Free Alabama Movement.

DONALDSON RESORTS “HOT BAY” SO-CALLED BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION DORMS TO IMPOSE PHYSICAL AND   PSYCHOLOGICAL OPPRESSION “

  Beginning on Friday, June 10, 2016, Donaldson CF started psychological oppression and provocation tactics by implementing  a “hot bay” behavior modification dorm. Commissioner Dunn started their lateest “hot bay” by transferring men from St. Clair CF at the beginning of Summer. All of these men were taken from general population at St. Clair prison and then placed into this program without any form of due process. No paperwork was served explaining why they were being placed in the dorm or how long they would be there. All of their personal property was taken away, including legal work, canteen supplies, and personal mail, etc.

Additionally, they are behind denied access to visitation, religious services, recreation, and social services. In fact, some of these men have disciplinary free files for several years, yet they are being forcibly placed in this restrictive dorm. Several of the men who arrived from St. Clair report being assaulted handcuffed. Many of these men had received incentive packages while at St. Clair, only to arrive at Donaldson prison where it was then all taken away from them without explanation.

“HOT BAY” OCCUPANTS ORGANIZE HUNGER STRIKES TO PROTEST DUE PROCESS DEPRAVATIONS AND INHUMAN TREATMENT

  On Thursday, June 16, 2016, all of the residents assigned to X dorm launch hunger strike to protest conditions. The hunger strike is in response to the Civil and Human rights violations, DEPRAVATIONS, inhumane conditions that include 24 hour lockdown in scorching hot two-man cells, a denial of basic hygiene and cleaning supplies, and the continued police assaults that kept taking place upon new arrivals from St. Clair.

  One officer,(Godson) has assaulted atleast three people who were transferred to Donaldson from St. Clair or Holman prison, Zach Wilson, XaBrian, Jeremy Taylor, and during these incidents several witnesses heard the officer making statements like, ” You are with that Free Alabama Movement. Fuck Free Alabama Movement.”

BIBB CO. “HOT BAY” RIOTS, REBELLION, AND DESTRUCTION PROVE THE THESE TYPE OF LIVING ENVIRONMENTS DON’T WORK AND ARE WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS

  As many Alabama citizens know, the use of “hot bay” behavior modification dorms in Alabama have already proven themselves to be tinder boxes. Bibb Co CF has already had a major disturbances in their hotbay dorms and several minor ones in less than a year. The first one, in July 2015 resulted in an entire dorm being destroyed. These type of dorms have always had problems and always will have problems.

  Yet, in spite of the clear examples that these types oppressive living environments always end in mayhem, Commissioner Dunn presses forward with the plans to install a “hot bay” dorm at Donaldson CF. These dorms, which seem to place lives in danger,  appear to be being used by the ADOC to create more headlines and violent conditions that so that the 1.5 billion dollar plan for new prisons can be revived.

     “INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER “ Join the Movement and attend the event on June 25, 2016

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  While the material costs of the prison building plan is known, the question that remains opens is, what will be the final human cost and how many more lives and property will be lost in pursuit of more prisoners in Alabama with a plan that has already been proven to not work ?

  Times have changed around the country with respect to mass incarceration, and a conscious awakening to the reality that “INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER “, is taking place. The time for change is NOW !!

MISUNDERSTOOD (inmates)

For too long the eyes of the people have been blinded by our Alabama government. They have allowed  themselves to be tricked and fooled by our government into believing that the whole of the Alabama prison system is not culpable, is untrustworthy,  or just not deserving of having a given opportunity at freedom. They call us animals and often times depict us as being monsters, to serve the social public eye; to make them believe that we should not be released back into society, neither soon or at all.

And for years, it has been allowed for the people to see it that way but that can no longer be allowed. The eyes of the people must be enlightened to see that they are being played for pawns in a chess game that they have no idea that they are involved in. They are being used as financial and systematic puppets by a government whose only concern is keeping them blind from the truth, and keeping them issuing funds that they say are allocated for all these corrections programs for our betterment and rehabilitation. But the truth is these programs that do exist, the state has no part in creating, as they come from the fee people in society [or prison] who are not blind, and who see that although we are incarcerated, we should have the opportunity to be exposed to something that can help us become better people who can once again fit into society.

Alabama truthfully does not care about our corrections, and that is an inappropriate and quite void expression that has been given to define our government prison system, and the people of society have been paying tax dollars not in the name of corrections, but big business.

Alabama has no desire to rehabilitate us because now we are the new business investment. Marking the politicians as crooks who make investment out of criminal activity. They discovered a way of making it legally acceptable, and we are no longer a responsibility, but a profit margin.

But we ask you a question, Society? Why is there a need for such market trading and share buying into private prisons? And prisons in general? This is not supposed to be a way of creating income for our government; it’s suppose to be a place where we are placed into to go through a strong and structural level of rehabilitation until we are deemed fit for social re-emergencr. But, the truth is, our government has no corrections going on for us, and the only programs that we do have that assistance is in corrections, our government has nothing to do with them.

We are not humans to them, but property. So why would I want to give my cow away, that I raised to eventually bring me a profit at the cost of its life, any kind of intelligence? Because then it will learn how to get away from me and I will lose money? So I have to do what? Keep them stupid and uncoordinated so I can control them. But the thing about it is this: even cows get mad!

So, what do you do when you have nothing conducive to your growth that helps you desire to be better and different? That gives you hope of seeing freedom and family again? You fill that void with drugs and violence. Which is what has happened. We get high and kill each other. Which is a fate for us that the ADOC is well satisfied with; that keeps them from having to worry about ever releasing us. That is their answer to our mass release, which is keeping us under oppressive circumstances, which only creates a recipe for internal inmate homicide.

They are so quick to show you all of the negative things about us on TV, but what about the good things,  like guys who graduate or participate in the social, not government, but socially instituted programs on classes that really make an effort to rehabilitate ourselves?  Why do you, the people of society,  continue to support a system that does not work because its intentionally designed not to? Do you think we are overcrowded for nothing? Its not by chance, but carefully crafted. This is why you have laws like the habitual offender act that is designed to keep the so-called scary criminal off the streets forever.  But what about the criminals that has reformed themselves? Do they not deserve an opportunity? Should there not be a measuring stick for them? You are being controlled by the media and manipulated into contributing your hard earned money and votes to support a system built on human, racial, and social hatred. Not to mention greed. Is this how you, the People of society, view yourselves?

I’m sure you don’t, however, every time you allow them to hold on to these inhumane laws, this is the portrait you paint and present of yourselves.  It’s funny they made and hold dear to this habitual offender law for us, yet they habitually offend us every day when they beat on its because they feel they can; and get away with it. They feed us food not fit for human consumption that literally says this on the package box, and every time they convict us with these illegal sentences, trying to use a law that is supposed to go against double jeopardy. Yet, I end up doing more time for a crime that I’ve already done time for !!

Are we not human beings too? Does our rights stop because we face so-called lawful punishment? ! They are killing our bodies, soul and spirit in here, and taking us away from our lives, liberties, and pursuit of happiness; not to rehabilitate us toward change and self betterment, but profit. There is no longer the law anymore. Its just a loosely. . . allocated. . . word.

People can truly change even if they are in prison. You can’t blame all of the apples and call them rotten because you found a few or one that was. You must give them all a tested chance because any other method is unjust in the eyes of God and human rationality.

If we seem animalistic, you should thank your government for that; for not making your family members better potential citizens, but mentally dysfunctional sales items, and our AIS No. is merely our bar codes.

And to end my article, I will give you a deeper thought to ponder on:  If they are not instituting your tax money to create a true system of corrections, then what effect does that have on the level of crime rising around you in the street? After all, you cannot fill a prison without criminals, correct? And what happens when the crime isn’t being committed fast enough or at a desired capacity? Well, I guess in those moments you might have to instigate a little in order to get things moving, huh?

All this talk of changing laws to make things better, but all they did was tweak a few things and remodeled the same laws they already had that needed to go, just so they can keep the same system they’ve always had and, meanwhile, no doors of change or chance has truly come. And we still sit here crowded on each other like sardines.

Wake up, Society!! Prisoners are People too, and God is not asleep. Alabama will never truly be free until its people in society open their eyes and free their minds and begin to see.

Support a true cause for a free and rehabilitated Alabama.

Article by aspiring writer Mr. Mark Giles, aka the Gifted #1
For opinions and comment, contact Mr. Giles at:

Mark Giles
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#INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER event June 25, 2016

  Greeting from FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT

  Join us on June 25. 2016 , beginning at 2 pm for our “INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER ” event at Kelly Ingram Park, in Birmingham , Alabama.
 
We will be discussing issues that affect

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the lives of those incarcerated in the Alabama Department of Corrections and devising solutions to the problems that we are experiencing with mass incarceration.  Topics of discussion will include:

1) Developing plans for a mass release and improved conditions of confinement that will be coordinated through class-civil litigation, calls for intervention by the US Dept of Justice, the United Nation, and other affiliate organizations, including the National Movement Against Mass Incarceration and PrisonSlavery, The Ordinary Peoples Society, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, and others;

2) Overhauling Alabama’s Parole Board to include demands for an “automatic”  parole eligibilty criteria;

3) Revising Alabama’s Habitual Felony Offender Act and abolishing sentences of LWOP and the death penalty; solitary confinement; mental health treatments and release of the mentally ill; protecting the rights of women; expansion of rights to children who have a patent incarcerated ;

4) Changing laws that allow for children to be prosecuted as adults and substantially amending Alabama’s First Offender and Youthful Offender laws;

5)  Promoting Free Alabama Movement’s “FREEDOM BILL”  for Education, Rehabilitation, and Re-Entry Preparadness;

6) Ending free labor and other economic exploitations in Alabama prisons;

and more.

  Please contact:

freealabamamovement@Gmail.com, mothersandfamilies3@Gmail.com, or call 256-203-4371.

Free food and refreshments, and limited free transportation will be available.

Free Alabama Movement talks on Democracy Now about the deplorable state of Alabama’s overcrowded prisons

Photo from Democracy Now show of May 13 2016

Still from Democracy Now show of May 13 2016

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Kinetik Justice, a prison strike organizer and co-founder of the Free Alabama Movement, spoke with Democracy Now! from solitary confinement at Holman Correctional Facility: “These strikes are our methods of challenging mass incarceration, as we understand the prison system is a continuation of the slave system.”

This interview was conducted on DemocracyNow on May 13th, 2016. You can also listen to, see, read the interview with Kinetic Justice via this link.

FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT calls for federal investigation into allegations of Human Rights violations at Holman Prison

After receiving numerous phone calls from family members and photographs from conditions inside Holman prison, FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT and other representatives are calling for federal authorities and Human Rights attorneys to investigate allegations of Human Rights violations taking place at Holman to punish peaceful protests.

Reports indicate that officers are leaving dorms in filth, not taking out trash, leaving showers and soiled laundry unclean, in efforts to punish peaceful demonstrations.

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  The men in Holman prison also allege that officers are violating their Human Rights by serving inadequate meals and attempting to use starvation tactics in violation of Federal and International law and treatise against Torture through food.

Basic nutritional calories and food portions are not being met.

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The men confined at Holman prison are asking supporters to contact the Human Rights Watch, all media, and Human Rights attorneys and request that they come to the prison and begin taking complaints. Living conditions include leaky ceiling with Black mole and other harmful conditions in the showers that are causing infections.

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Showers filled with mole and bacteria.

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Tarps being used to contain leaks in roof.

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Freealabamamovement@gmail.com

  Contact info:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775

Center For Disease Control and Prevention
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636),TTY: 888-232-6348

Alabama Department of Public Health  |  Montgomery, AL  |  1-800-252-1818  |

Mass Warehousing

Today, May 3, 2016, there sits over 2.5 million people in the prisons, jails, and immigration detention facilities throughout u.s.a.

In one form of another, most of us are “subjects” to a government program called mass incarceration. The people who have been the targets and victims of this program are mostly poor, black and brown, but also include every nationality and race in u.s.a.

Some are collateral consequences, while others are mentally ill. The thing that all have in common is that we are being oppressed by our own government for the service of a for-profit business model that has taken over America’s prisons.

For addicts, there is no rehabilitation. For the mentally ill, there are no services. For those who committed “crimes”, there is no educational or job training. There is only a profit motive for ALL. There is no doubt that there are also many innocent, overcharged, self-rehabilitated, and simply underserving people still trapped with no way out.

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