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From Inside: Never Forgotten

Written by Sxooter, in memory of our comrade Karen Smith You will be forever on my mind.You were something rare to me,A modern day Angela Davis.In a righteous domain against capitalism on the front line.Because you had the visions of changeTo abolish the prison industrial complex.To restore justice, reduce harm, and support the oppressed.Every letter […]

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From Inside: My Comrade

Written by Heru. In memory of our comrade, Karen Smith. To my comrade, Never encountered anyone as genuinely rad.My Partisan,My eguerrillatarian, Guerilla for EgalitarianismWe never met in person,Never seen face to face, but our eyes,See and share the same visionOur souls,Know and share the very same matesOur hearts,Defy the same Plutocrat System,Our Minds,Are on the […]

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From Inside: The Value of Black Life in America, Part 1

December 13, 2020 By Shabazz M Muhammad (Eric L. Wilridge) The Blackman “had no rights that a white man was bound to respect” – U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Dred Scott Dred Scott is buried about a mile down the road from where Mike Brown was murdered. The same mindset that allowed a police officer […]

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From Inside: Objection to FDOC’s move to Eliminate Paper Mail

By Melvin Pérez This is a sample objection to the Florida Dept. of Corrections’ effort to eliminate paper mail. This is written in response to the proposal to eliminate paper correspondence into institutions under the authority of the Florida Department of Corrections. I object to this proposal, for several reasons, which I will online below: […]

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Black Prisoners Targeted For Speaking Out About Worsening Conditions Amidst COVID-19 in Florida

By Karen Smith, Florida Prisoner Solidarity The COVID-19 death toll nears 200 inside Florida prisons, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) wastes time, effort and resources conducting a witch hunt for whistleblowers who threaten the lack of transparency maintained by staff. So far, the state has disappeared several elder black men who have a history […]

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In Honor of Karen Smith, in Solidarity with Keith Soanes and All Those Incarcerated

Florida Prisoner Solidarity statement on Dec 6th Noise Demo in Raiford On November 29, 2020, Florida Prisoner Solidarity (FPS, formerly Gainesville IWOC) lost a founder and main organizer, Karen Smith, in a fatal car accident. A week of memorial events with family and friends culminated in a powerful demonstration in her honor at the gates […]

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Kite Line Interview- November 20, 2020: Punished for Self-Preservation

Tune into this week’s episode of Kite Line Radio to hear two FPS comrades speak on the growing and shifting policies of repression used by the FDOC, and how these things relate to the new RICO legislation put forth by Governor DeSantis. Topics covered include the new security designations used by the FDOC to isolate […]

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Comrade Rashid on Police Repression Inside and Outside

From inside Wabash Valley Correctional, Kevin Rashid Johnson discusses the racist and capitalist connections between brutality that prisoners experience daily at the hands of guards and the police repression we are seeing in the streets against protestors. And what it’s gonna take to combat it. Transcription:“Okay…overall, there is an organic connection between the oppression that […]

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New FDOC Rule Change Eliminates Paper Mail

In their latest power grab, the FDOC has announced a new rule titled “Processing Routine Mail Electronically.” The body of the rule has not yet been released but there are already damaging implications. The rule will eliminate paper mail, requiring all prisoner correspondence to be conducted via tablets. Among concerns are those regarding prisoner’s right […]

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Vigil for 80+ Prisoners Murdered By State via COVID-19 at Capitol & FDOC

August 22nd, 2020. Historic Florida State Capitol Building, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301 On August 22nd 2020 organizations across Florida hosted a public funeral service and procession in remembrance of the dozens of prisoners’ lives senselessly lost from COVID-19 due to the negligence of officials in Florida who oversee operations at both state […]