In his first column for Knock LA, from Corcoran State Prison, Mwalimu Shakur (AKA Ajamu) describes the challenges of keeping in touch and the vital work of political education.
We can observe Black August by advocating for prisoners. AB2632 is stuck in the state Senate Appropriations Committee, which must act by August 11.
The most expensive Cheetos in the world are sold in LA County jails. The sheriff’s office eats the profit.
County-commissioned study finds no negative effects on rearrest rates or failures to appear.
Unclear COVID-19 protocols and ill-prepared prison staff continue to harm California's incarcerated population throughout the omicron surge.
Drakeo’s trial, its many cultural implications and the uphill battle for policy change in Los Angeles.
State propositions are the middle ground between city and federal policy change. Those results help shape local organizing.
If we care about safety in our communities, we must create services and conditions that ensure everyone has what they need to thrive.
Over 30,000 immigrant detainees. More than 130,000 state and federal inmates. Millions in political spending. Billions in revenue.