Battleground: Lockdown

This is post 15 of 16 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” How Long-Term Solitary Adversely Impacts Society By Dr. George Willie Buford, III, D.D. | Lewisburg, PA One significant, yet overlooked battleground in our march toward American criminal justice reform is the federal lockdown facility. As the federal government usurps […]

Mississippi DOC Revives “Group Punishment”

This is post 9 of 16 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Charles D. Owens, II | Lakesville, MS The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), under the leadership of the new Commissioner Marshall Fisher, has revived the practice of group punishment. Under this revived practice, entire prisons re punished for […]

Inmate Advisory Counsel: A Cruel Hoax

This is post 5 of 16 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Rodney B. Barno | Corcoran, CA I was the Inmate Advisory Counsel (IAC) Chairman at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (CSATF) in Corcoran, California. My responsibility was to advocate for the population of my facility and […]

Kentucky’s “Corruptional” System

This is post 3 of 16 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Christopher L. Young | La Grange, KY I am grateful to be a member of the NLG and a Guild Notes subscriber and looking forward to receiving the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook—I appreciate the chance to get my voice […]

NLG Adopts Resolution Supporting Prison Abolition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sharlyn Grace NLG Executive Vice President sharlyngrace@gmail.com 773-946-8535 “Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings.” –Angela Y. Davis NEW YORK—Following the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Law for the People Convention in October, NLG membership adopted a resolution calling for the dismantling and abolition of all prisons and of all […]