‘They use violence to subdue us but we wrong for using violence back’

The following letters came to us late last week.

Here is Genapher’s note of explanation: The one letter was mailed out on 11/9 and returned to me 12/22. The other letter was mailed out on 11/25 and was returned back to me 12/22. They say the address was wrong when I know it was right. Hope y’all had a good Christmas. Please don’t give up protesting. Continue reading

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‘We’re Putting More Chinks in the Armor of Deceit’

How’s it going? Me, same ol’ same, here at Durham County Concentration Camp (DCCC)!!! How is the I.O.A. family doing on the other side of the wall? Hope all is well!!!

I would like to say thank you for taking the time out of you day to sit down and personally write me a letter!!!

Secondly, I would like to thank you for adding my letter to the volume 12 issue of the feedback!!! Continue reading

We need an independent investigation—ASAP!

by Cynthia Fox

8-25-15

As-Salaam-Alaikum (Peace Be Unto You)

Hi, I’m the parent of an inmate in the Durham Co. Jail, who has been incarcerated for over two and a half years.

I am so very disgusted with the so-called policies and protocols implemented at the Durham Co. Jail. People (inmates) are still sick and hungry! The $20 fee to see a doctor is a big joke since they only administer aspirin for everything! Continue reading

Freedom Friday the 13th

written by comrades
June 11th Solidarity Noise Demo Reportback from Durham, NC
On Friday 13th, June 2014, around 8:00PM, an angry crowd of about sixty people converged on the Durham County Detention Center in downtown Durham for the June 11th international day of solidarity with long term anarchist eco-prisoners Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and all others whom the state has imprisoned. The crowd brought banners bearing messages of solidarity with those inside, one even saying “We Are the Bad Luck” with a provocative image of a cop being kicked, drums, a variety of noisemakers, and a giant crow puppet which waved around visible to inmates, until it eventually blended in with the night sky, creating a witchy silhouette. Bandanas were brought along with “How to Do It” posters, which provided info about how to mask and bloc up properly in order to conceal one’s identity from police or random do-gooders who might be filming. Almost immediately, a pig tried to talk to us, but his unwelcomed chit-chat was stopped ultimately when people gathered around him and drove him away with loud, disruptive drumming.
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We stayed on the left side of the jail for about forty minutes until we began marching toward the front. DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) was hosting an event that evening for the Israeli dance company, Vertigo, which was also a target of protest by some, and presumably to keep us from interrupting it, twenty or more bike pigs were stationed outside. We stayed across the road from them on the jail side banging loudly on drums, waving and screaming to prisoners, and holding banners up for them to see. Continue reading