Incarceration Facilities in Hawaiʻi Have COVID Cases

Unfortunately just as expected, COVID has inevitably hit several incarceration facilities in Hawaiʻi (it’s in my pen pal’s prison as well). Last month, the Federal…

Black August and the Ware State Prison Riots

This year seems like the most suitable time to celebrate Black August in recent years. Black August is the month where Black resistance and revolution…

Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea: Our Sovereignty Restoration …

Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea e nā hoaloha! Today we celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea: the day our sovereignty was restored in 1843. Before American colonizers reached…

The Nexus Between Concentrated Poverty And Prisons

I’ve shared five pieces that my penpal Lacino Hamilton wrote and sent me (this is the one I typed out at the beginning of this…

Emmett Till Would Have Been 79 Tomorrow

On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally beaten and lynched by Roy Bryant and his brother J.W. Milam after Till was accused of…

Reactions to ‘Assata: An Autobiography’

Assata Olugbala Shakur (of the given name JoAnne Byron and married name JoAnne Chesimard) was shot and tortured by New Jersey State Troopers and unjustly…

The Federal Government Executed Daniel Lewis Lee

Yesterday at 8:07 a.m., the federal government murdered Daniel Lewis Lee at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana in the first federal execution in…

Summer Heat is Fatal for Incarcerated People

Two winters ago, I wrote about the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn torturing its incarcerated citizens by denying them access to heat, power, winter clothes,…

Reactions to ‘The Assassination of Fred Hampton’

I’ve been going through books almost every weekday throughout the entire quarantine period (I promise I finish all my work first @ my boss who’s…