Flint Inmates Forced to Drink Lead-Contaminated Water

This is post 7 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Shanna Merola, NLG Detroit and Michigan Chapter Legal Observer Coordinator On January 8th, Detroit activists called for a “solidarity road trip” from Detroit to Flint, Michigan to “Arrest Governor Snyder.” That evening, local residents and social justice […]

Prisoner Paralegals: Our Struggle to Find Justice

This is post 6 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Hunter Lee Weeks | Sterling, CO In prison, there are those of us who spend time, effort, and funds to acquire a formal education in law. Most of us have no education, while a few of us have […]

Kentucky’s “Corruptional” System

This is post 3 of 15 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 […]

The Concrete Empire

This is post 4 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Carl H. Harrison | Susanville, CA In the 1980s, California began a prison- and jail-building boom. Concrete jails and prisons popped up all over the state, while laws were quickly changed to make it easier to lock people […]

Challenging Imperialism

This is post 3 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Mwalimus S. Shakur, Corcoran, CA Within the confines of these concrete tombs, we prison activists have responded to fascist oppression by becoming jailhouse lawyers. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has buried us alive in the “SHU” […]

Mass Incarceration: Transforming an Unconstitutional System

This is post 2 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Bro. Brad Broussard, Beeville, TX Under the Thirteenth Amendment, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place […]

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 […]

NLG Adopts Resolution Supporting Prison Abolition

“Prisons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings.” –Angela Y. Davis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sharlyn Grace, NLG Co-Executive Vice President sharlyngrace@gmail.com | 773-946-8535 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 aspects […]

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement will be an obsolete and wholly unnecessary practice when our government dedicates itself to eliminating racism from the criminal justice system and places more emphasis on rehabilitation, treatment for addiction, safe and effective reentry, and helping with housing and employment. –Excerpt from NLG testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Yesterday the NLG submitted testimony for the record […]