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” […]

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 Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

Tasha Moro, Communications Coordinator 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 […]