Prisoner Letters, May 2015

June 1, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


We greatly appreciate receiving these letters from prisoners and encourage prisoners to keep sending us correspondence. The views expressed by the writers of these letters are, of course, their own; and they are not responsible for the views published elsewhere in our paper.


"Keep Revolution stomping the Grounds of that unjust world"

Greetings from Behind the Texas Barbwire fence and the 23/24 Hour Locked Steel Door. I really appreciate all that hard work you all put into keeping us informed on the Big Issues that are happening out in that crazy world. Every time I see a Revolution shirt or Banner with Revolution stamped on it coming out in other newspapers I feel a sense of Pride cause you are Always at Ground Zero with Comrades fist pumping the air for Justice and Fair Treatment for Humans. Cause at the end of the day that’s what we are. Not an Animal Hunted down by the power of the law. Thank you for such a great job you have always done in keeping us behind this fence informed on current issues that are Happening around the USA and the Rest of the World. Keep Revolution stomping the Grounds of that unjust world.

Texas pride,


"Revolution is the only newspaper that we could rely on for the truth"

[from a federal prison]

I’m writing to let you know that I haven’t been receiving the newspaper. The last issue I received was April 5, 2015... I’ve been in the SHU here at XYZ, and it’s the only newspaper that we could rely on for the truth. So we are eagerly awaiting the next issue.

I’m also interested in becoming more active politically to link the struggles on the outside with ours in here. Specifically I’m interested in starting a study group that uses the Revolution newspaper and Bob Avakian’s speeches. I’ve been paying attention to the activities of our comrades with the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. And I must be truthful, but it appears like our comrades on the outside are more active than us in here. That needs to change....

In solidarity,


“A time has never been more perfect for us to nurture the seed of revolution”

Greetings Comrades,

I’ve had the pleasure of reading the March 8, 2015 issue of Revolution & not only was i impress by what i read but also inspired by the insight given on the new movement taken shape & growing against amerikkka’s wickedness. Having spent the last twenty one years trapped here within the racist state of indiana prison industrial complex, i have first hand experience with the criminal injustice system & can testify to the effects of New Jim Crow. i’ve also been bless to have readed Bob Avakian BAsics & agree with the conclusion on the reality of amerikkka. i consider myself a New African therefore i relate 100% to the need for a radical change. Therefore i’ve taken up the challenge & reached out to you to share the knowledge of my experience & hopefully establish a nature of exchange which will help in my personal growth & commitment to the movement.

In your article, “To my brothers and sisters locked down behind the walls,” you spoken on the missed opportunity to include those of us currently being held within amerikkka’s prisons in the growing movement that has re-emerge in the wake of injustice murders of our brothers & sisters at the hands of the pigs (police). Like you i too believe those of us currently incarcerated can add a strong powerful voice to what is happen out there on the streets of Ferguson, New York, Boston & every other urban poor community of color throughout amerikkka. Many of us have been deeply transformed by our experiences going up against amerikkka’s criminal injustice system. Within the belly of the beast we have gain the necessary level of consciousness which enables us to see clearly the root cause of the problems affecting our communities & although i have never been a member of any street organizations, do to my circumstances for the past twenty odd years, i’ve had daily interactions with many who are. Such close contact has allowed me to develop a deep understanding of how most of these organizations work & their members think. Like most of us who’ve grown up under the oppression of amerikkkan society they have a deep sense of frustration at having been locked out of the “amerikkkan dream.” That frustration eventually boil over & lacking the proper understanding of the cause of their suffering or consciousness of self, they have embrace the mind set of self destruction the powers-that-be has purposely set out there for them to latch on to. Locked out of main stream amerikkka & the constant targets of the prison industrial complex as a means of cheap labor, the youth of our communities have become fed up with anything which doesn’t fit into their need to “get it” by any means. Yet they are slowly coming to realize that no matter how much material wealth they acquire they’ll still always be just “another nigger” in the eyes of amerikkka who still refuse to accept our humanity & right to live for the purpose of determining Our own destiny.

Yet having become drunk with a sense of absolute power over the people, amerikkka has pushed the people a little too far. Seeing the rampant brutality being inflicted on Black & Brown people by the pigs who seem to have been allowed to murder us with impunity, Our youth has decided to rise up & proclaim that their lives does indeed matter. They have taken to the streets & confronted the very pigs who police Our communities with such a heavy hand & demanded that their humanity be recognized & respected. With history as Our guide, We are indeed bless with an opportunity to build a movement based on the legacies of Malcolm X, Huey Newton, George Jackson, Fred Hampton, Marcus Garvey, John Brown & Nat Turner, who were willing to sacrifice their lives to achieve liberation for the oppress of amerikkka. With the countless uprisings of the past nine months a time has never been more perfect for us to nurture the seed of revolution.

Power to the People!


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