The topic of prison caste system is often raised in the media in recent times, it is often discussed in connection with the political prisoners. However, almost all who write on the subject, know about it at best from the stories of former inmates or use common social stereotypes. As a result, there are often a lot of blunders and false representation.
The aim of this article is to illuminate some aspects of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon the informal hierarchy in Belarus prisons. Continue reading Mikalai Dziadok: Untouchables in the Prison Hierarchy
Dzmitry Paliyenka is a social activist and anarchist sympathizer. On October 11, 2016 sentenced to 2 years of prison with 2-year deferral of punishment for a violent attach on a road police officer during the Critical Mass. Continue reading Dzmitry Paliyenka*
Show your support for John Bowden, a vocal writer and critic of the system we all live under, who is in Greenock Sheriff Court in Scotland, on Friday 24th June, after being accused of assault on a prison guard.
Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, John Bowden was at the forefront of the British prison struggle, leading and being involved in serious acts of resistance against the prison system, and was deeply politicised by the experience. Viewed by most prison staff as a committed and dangerous “trouble-maker”, John was often brutally punished, suffering years of brutality and prolonged solitary confinement. He has been victimised, in one way or another, ever since. Continue reading Solidarity with John Bowden – Long time prison resister and anti-authoritarian