End Prison Slavery, In solidarity, Prison conditions

A NATIONAL CALL FOR ACTION: GLARING PROBLEMS INSIDE TEXAS PRISONS!     

by COMRADE MALIK

Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers!

It is oh so easy for me to target and identify the multiple problems which currently exist inside prison facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice(sic!). However, it is time for me to send out a National Call for Action to Academics, Activists, Community Leaders and Politicians in Texas and BEYOND!

There are glaring disparities in educational opportunities between wimmin and men who have found themselves trapped inside Texas Prisons–FACT!

Texas uses Solitary Confinement now called Restrictive Housing to HIDE the Mentally Ill and punish prisoners who have defined themselves as Jail House Lawyers and Political Activists–FACT!

TEXAS USES THEIR STATE SANCTIONED MURDER PROGRAM COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE DEATH PENALTY TO EXECUTE DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBERS OF MINORITIES!–FACT!

Texas Corrections Industries exploits Free Prison Labor and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles are complicit in the enslavement of thousands of poor people and minorities!!—FACT!!

TDCJ’s Public Information Officer Jeremy Desel engages in the ART of Deception, Lies, and MISINFORMATION in-order to keep the Public at Large blind to the routine oppression and abuse which occurs daily inside these Slave Kamps and Gulags—FACT!!

Last week we honored and celebrated OUR BEAUTIFUL BROTHER AND FREEDOM FIGHTER–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I SAY TO YOU!! LET US HONOR Dr. King’s memory by engaging in ACTIONS which promote his incredible LEGACY OF LOVE FOR OUR FELLOW HUMYN BEINGS!

And with that said, I am going to offer a couple solutions to the disparity of educational opportunities between wimmin and men inside Texas Prisons–then I am going to open the conversation and dialogue UP TO YOU!!

YES!! YOU reading my words here on comrademalik.com or on your e-mail account I want to hear some of your solutions in regard to the various issues I’ve raised today and some that I’ve raised in the past few years that Justin Adkins and I have been doing this WORK.

YOUR OPINION IS VALUABLE!! It means something and truthfully these LEGISLATORS IN TEXAS need to hear your solutions because they have been acting as if ALL IS WELL IN THE LONE STAR STATE OR SHOULD I SAY

TRUMP LAND??? DOES DONALD TRUMP REFLECT THE ATTITUDE AND LIFESTYLE OF ALL TEXANS???

I DO NOT THINK SO!

Basically, I have two simple solutions and ideas to address the Education disparities inside Texas Prisons.

FIRST, I suggest that TDCJ establish partnerships with Software and Computer Technology Companies which have begun to locate themselves here in wonderful and amazing AUSTIN, TEXAS!! What I would like to see is the Windham school district and these Tech Companies develop an Information Technology CODE Writing Course for WIMMIN housed in facilities located in Gatesville, Texas (Many TDCJ Units in the Area!). I actually got this idea when I read an article in the USA-Today about the Movie–HIDDEN FIGURES. The article was written by Jessica Guynn High-Lights a program by GOOGLE which encourages MINORITIES TO LEARN CODE. GENIUS HAS NO RACE is the Catch Phrase and it resonated with me as I have faced an Overt amount of Racism, Stereotypes, and Discrimination here in the Slave State of Texas. But it is the Administrators who operate these Slave Kamps who perpetuate and create the Intolerant, Bigoted, and Hostile atmosphere which says: “Wimmin don’t deserve equal educational opportunities!”.

My wheels really started turning when I discovered that male prison­ers in California’s San Quentin Prison were being offered the opportunity to learn Code–although I had heard Prison Administrators had sabotaged the effectiveness of the course by blocking access to the internet.

Computer Technology and the skills that go along with it are in high demand right now and they will continue to be in high demand for many years to come. WHY CAN’T THE STATE OF TEXAS START WAKING UP TO THE REALITIES OF THE PRESENT WORLD AND BRING ITS PRISONS OUT OF THE JIM CROW ERA??? Senator Whitmire!! Representative White!! HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW???

Another move which I feel will level the “playing field” in Texas Prisons is to offer incarcerated wimmin the opportunity to earn their Commercial Drivers License(CDL). I drove Tractor-Trailers for approximately 10 years and I eventually became a Driver Trainer!!

In 1990 I had a female truck driving trainee and she out-performed just about every male trainee I was given that year!! Now you mean to tell me here we are 29 years later and the State of Texas can not hire a qualified womyn to teach our sisters how to drive the Big Trucks?? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH TEXAS???   HELLO LORIE DAVIS!!

These Truck Driving Jobs and Coding Careers pay good money and will most certainly make a decisive dent in the Recidivism Rate. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I do have a passion and desire to help all incarcerated people realize their dream of Freedom, Justice, and EQUALITY.

Sisters and Brothers, we need to pressure Texas Legislators to try harder when it comes to educational opportunities for our incarcerated sisters!

IF I AM WILLING TO SACRIFICE MY SAFETY AND FREEDOM IN ORDER TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER THEN I’M SURE THAT THERE ARE SOME DEDICATED AND SERIOUS FEMINISTS OUT THERE WHO ARE WILLING TO SUPPORT THIS CALL TO ACTION!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!

Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement; he is a proud member of the Incar­cerated Workers Organizing Committee and the Deputy Chairman of the New African Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter).

Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work at comrademalik.com or you can also read articles and essays that he regularly writes for the San Francisco Bay View-National Black Newspaper. You can read his articles at: http://sfbayview.com/?s=keith+malik+washington or you can write to Malik directly

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WE MUST FORCE TEXAS PRISON OFFICIALS TO SHOW COMPASSION TOWARD Paulina and Miguel!! 

By Comrade Malik
deputy chairman
New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter)

Peace and Blessings to all of my Comrades throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada!!  I send out a clenched fist salute and an Anti-Fascist ‘HELL YEAH’ to Turning the Tide our comrades in Anti-Racist-Action-Los Angeles.

Miguel Flores and his mother, Paulina Gracia

Alright, by now some of you may have heard that my comrades and I have been trying to convince the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (sic!) to approve a Contact Visit between Miguel Flores, a prisoner housed here in Ad-Seg with me at the McConnell Unit and his mom—Paulina Gracia who has an aggressive form of leukemia!!  Miguel’s mom has CANCER and the prognosis isn’t good.

At this time I’d like to give all of you a few more details so that you can understand exactly why I got involved in the first place.  Paulina is in her early 60’s, she is weighing about 75 pounds right now.  The Doctors have installed a medi-port in Paulina’s chest up by her clavicle.  The purpose is so that they can administer pain medications, chemo-drugs, as well as antibiotics.  Paulina is very weak and has been making regular visits to the hospital.

For those of you who didn’t know, I lost my mother around 8 years ago right around this time of year—it hurts very much to lose your mom when you are trapped inside one of these slave kamps and gulags.  AS a humyn being and a son you really want the chance to hug your mom and tell her how much you LOVE her and APPRECIATE all she has done for you!!  I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO DO THAT!!

I don’t speak about this or my personal life very much because these are painful memories.  These are memories which I have sought to suppress!  It is memories such as these that have led many of us housed in Solitary Confinement in Amerikkka to engage in Self-Harm and other Self Destructive behaviors.  Helping Miguel and Paulina is therapeutic for me!!  To see them be united—even if just for an Hour or Two is a worthy cause.  It helps me work through my own grief—SO THIS IS PERSONAL COMRADES!!  Miguel and I have become friends and even Comrades as I’ve been able to awaken something inside of him that he didn’t even know existed!!  Revolutionaries are not Borm they are MADE!!  Can y’all dig that??  Miguel wants to learn how to be an Abolitionist and a Servant of the People!!  Comrades, in reality, we should not have to force Texas Prison officials to show some compassion and empathy toward Miguel and Paulina but that is all these oppressors understand!!  SO WE GONNA HAVE TO SHOW THEM THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE!!

My close comrade and friend—Julie Schneyer of Blue Ridge ABC, Marisa Evans of Pittsburgh ABC, and Sloan Rucker the Free-World Media Rep and spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas-Movement as well as a wide range of Anarchist, New Afrikans, and Freedom Fighters all across the Nation have begun to organize a Campaign which seeks to FORCE THESE OPPRESSORS to allow Miguel and Paulina an opportunity to HUG each other, maybe cry together, and just ‘BE’.  Is anything I am saying making any sense to you??  This may be their last opportunity to touch one another!!  You know Comrades, the World has gone ALL WRONG DOWN HERE IN TEXAS!!  Donald Trump and Mattis told everybody that the Violent Caravan Mob was invading from the South—and thus far all we have seen are wimmin and children being GASSED and 7-year-old little girls from Guatemala wind up DEAD in the Custody of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security!!  I’ve already shared my strategy with Comrade Julie, Marisa, and Sloan who has been visiting me regularly—BUT WE NEED MORE HELP PLEASE!!  I keep telling folks that it is going to take way more than just throwing Money at the problem, WE MUST GET INVOLVED!!!

It is going to take a BIG ASS COLLECTIVE EFFORT in order to reach the Governor of Texas as well as Texas Legislators and Media Correspondents!  There is Power in the people!!  SI SE PUEDE!!  (Yes We Can).

I believe in all of you, and I think y’all believe in me, SO LET’S JOIN TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, All Power to the People!!

Some Key contacts for you to get at!!

  1. Texas Governor Gregg Abbott

Email: agency_constituent_responses@gov.texas.gov     (there is an “underline” mark between agency & constituent)

  1. TDCJ-Executive Director—Bryan Collier

Email: exec.director@tdcj.texas.gov

Phone:  (936)295-6371

  1. TDCJ-Public Information Officer—Jeremy Desel

Email: Jeremy.Desel@tdcj.texas.gov

Phone: (936)437-6055

WE DESPERATELY NEED MEDIA COVERAGE AND IT WILL HELP US IF YOU WILL CONTACT—Staff Reporter Keri Blakinger of the Houston Chronicle and ask her to cover this STORY!  Her phone# (713)362-7559.

Miguel Flores TDC #2084651 is housed here at the McConnell-Restrictive Housing Unit in Beeville, Texas and his mom Paulina Gracia lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Your phone calls and emails made on their behalf are greatly appreciated—like I said, this is going to take a Massive Collective Response—-Comrade Malik in Texas”

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ComradeMalik LIVES!!!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington

Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers!!

I have some really good news to report and I think we all could use a little good news. With the Mass Shootings and Wild Fires and the Loss of Humyn Lives–We all could use a small sign of HOPE.

You know a lot of the people throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as the Middle East and Asia who have been following ComradeMalik.com and the Prison Abolition, Struggle in Amerika–these people are ACTIVISTS! And those who are not Activists are very passionate humyn beings who care about Humyn Rights!

My comrade justin adkins and I are Humyn Rights Activists!! We are FREEDOM FIGHTERS. So when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice charged me with a Major Disciplinary Infraction for violating their Social-Media Policy (Code 45.0) in August 2018, we began to FIGHT! I reached out to people like you as well as my closest comrades and friends throughout the U.S. and Europe. I said to all of them:

“Hey, this is an attack on our First Amendment Free Speech Rights!!

ComradeMalik.com does not meet the criteria or definition of a Social Media Site. These people are trying to SILENCE MY VOICE OF PROTEST!!! I NEED YOUR HELP IN FIGHTING THIS INJUSTICE!!” I mean this was my message to THOUSANDS of people. For Months there wasn’t any movement on the case. I was kept in a very restrictive and punitive section of this Ad-Seg Unit. I lost all my privileges!! I was denied access to a radio for months and as you all know the same people who wrote the case were the same ones tampering with my Mail! I was prohibited from purchasing any food items and to add insult to injury I STILL AM BEING STRIP SEARCHED AND FILMED WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA EVERY-DAY!!!

So when people wonder why I was HUNGER STRIKING RECENTLY, NOW YOU KNOW!! Well, on November 12, 2018, I was summoned to the office of Senior Warden Phillip J. Sifuentes here at McConnell Unit. He said that he had some GOOD NEWS for me. Apparently, TDCJ’s Disciplinary Case Supervisor a Ms. Stacey Crowley and the Texas Attorney General’s Office informed Senior Warden Sifuentes taht the Major Disciplinary Case I received in August 2018 for violating TDCJ’s Social Media Policy had been officially OVERTURNED! All of the Good Time I had lost and the LINE CLASS that I had Lost have been Returned to Me!! This is very Significant!! First and foremost I want to Thank GOD for giving me the Patience, Intellect, and the Will to RESIST OPPRESSION! Secondly, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU!! My Comrades and Friends who openly and some anony­mously Fought and Continue to FIGHT on my behalf!!

Comrades, I must tell you this: NOW IS THE TIME THAT WE MUST PUSH AND ADVOCATE STRONGLY FOR MY RELEASE FROM AD-SEG AND THEN BEGIN TO FOCUS ON PAROLE AND FREEDOM!! PLEASE CONTACT TDCJ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRYAN COLLIER AND REQUEST A “SPECIAL REVIEW” BE DONE OF MY CASE SO I CAN GET OUT OF AD-SEG!

I believe in Mutual Aid and Solidarity and I Believe in YOU!! TELL THE WORLD THAT ComradeMalik.com LIVES!!!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win,    All Power to the People!!

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IN AMERIKKKA–THE POLICE ARE TRAINED TO PERCEIVE BLACK MALES AS: “THE BAD-GUY”!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers! I’m Back!! Well actually I never left. I have a provocative topic to discuss with all of you today and if possible I would like some feed back for a change.

How many of you have heard Pro-Gun and Pro-National Rifle Association folks say: “The best way to stop a “bad guy” with a gun is a Good Guy with a Gun!!”

Well, I want you to try an experiment with me. I want you to close your eyes and picture a handsome, Blond haired, Blue-eyed, white male. He has a white T-shirt on with the words USA#1 and he has a pair of blue-jeans on with a Gun holstered to his belt!

Now place that guy–that image you just created and place him to the side–don’t erase him–keep your eyes closed and try to concentrate.

Now picture a handsome, dark-skinned black male. His hair is neatly braided in corn-rows, he has brown eyes and is clean shaven. He has a black T-shirt on that says: #BLACK LIVES MATTER! He has on a pair of blue-jeans with a Gun holstered to his belt!

Now with your ‘Minds-Eye’ place both these images that you have created next to each other and look at them good!

How do you feel? Which one is the ‘Bad-Guy’?? Be honest! Let me ask you something: Do you think our Subjective Feelings are reliable when making such determinations without any further info? I mean do humyn beings have the ‘Gift’ of just being able to look at a person and assess the ‘Threat’ that person poses to our safety and security??

Now it is time to talk about E.J. Bradford in Hoover, Alabama!! E.J. was an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a BLACK Man with a conceal carry gun permit, a man who LOVED PEOPLE! A man who wanted to protect people but he was murdered by Hoover Police who mistook him for the ‘Bad-Guy’! In reality E.J. Bradford was the GOOD GUY! But now he is DEAD!! Why is that??

The Mayor of Hoover, Alabama prematurely announced to all that would listen, that E.J. was the ‘Bad-Guy’ that his courageous officers had killed!! I mean “He ‘looked’ like the ‘Bad-Guy’ to the Cops didn’t he???” A Black Guy with a gun must be a threat Right?? WRONG!!! Do Black Lives Really Matter in Amerika??

In Amerika–Racism is Real!! In our Law Enforcement Agencies from the very Top at the F.B.I. all the way down to the Local Cop in
‘Mayberry-USA’ Racist attitudes and negative perceptions of Black Males and ‘Arab Looking’ males Like Me is a SYSTEMIC PROBLEM!
Why the hesitation in releasing the VIDEO in Hoover, Alabama??

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation can make a copy to share with the public folks!! RELEASE THE DAMN VIDEO!
Let US determine with our own eyes what Police saw which prompted them to Murder E.J. Bradford in cold blood! But y’all won’t let us see it, will you?? No, you won’t!!

It’s not just racism that we are confronted with, it is the Culture of the COVER-UP within the Fraternal Order of Police as well as inside Prisons and Jails throughout the United Snakes of Amerikkka! They Close Ranks and Erect a Blue-Wall of Silence when they have taken Black Lives or even Australian Lives!!
OH HOW QUICKLY WE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT JUSTINE!! Justine in Minneapolis, Minnesota killed by a cop in her pajamas!!
The Police Commissioner and the Mayor screams: WE DON’T DO THAT!!

OH! You don’t do that?? Ok, then tell me why those cops in Chicago, Illinois are on Trial Right Now??! The cop–Van-dyke murdered Laquan McDonald!! His colleagues LIED, FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS, and Tampered with Evidence all in an effort to cover-up the Murder of LaQuan!! But Y’all don’t do that!!? ARE WE ALL STUPID? NO, WE ARE NOT! These are not isolated incidents sisters and brothers. There is a pervasive and systemic problem that exists! It’s down here in TEXAS! It’s Right Here in the Prison I am at Right Now! I see it in the eyes of the Warden, in the way, the Parole Board Continues to Deny my Release–year after year after year! I’ve been kept in solitary, denied programming, given fabricated and bogus disciplinary infractions, baited into physical and verbal confrontations, housed with neo-nazis and white supremacists–with the hope I’d get into a Fight–so I can be LABELED-VIOLENT, BLACK, AND MILITANT!!

I mean I fit the ‘Profile’ don’t I?? Large Beard, Olive Skin, Dark eyes, heavy eyebrows, the ‘Classic’ Middle-Eastern Look! He must be a ‘Terrorist’! The narrow-minded thinking of TDCJ employees!

In order to STOP THE HATE, we must as a Nation as a People start looking deeper at humyn beings!! Did Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary look like a ‘Threat’? What about Ian David Long in Thousand Oaks?
What about this Fields Character who murdered the beautiful Freedom Fi2hter Heather HPY?K7 Seems we keep missing something!!

Last year the F.B.I. created this Black Identity Extremist designation!! How many of these ‘so-called’ B.I.E.’s have you seen involved in Mass Shootings here in Amerika?? Like I said, it all starts at the top!! It’s time to ask some thought-provoking questions and we must demand answers. For instance: “What type of ‘Images’ does the F.B.I. use in Quantico, Virginia when they train Law Enforcement Officers how they should respond to ACTIVE SHOOTERS?? Oh! Another ‘Secret’ huh? YOU FOLKS CONSPIRED TO SHUT ME UP, BUT I’M NOT GOING AWAY! and guess what?? I’M NOT BY MYSELF ANYMORE!! There are Tens of Thousands of us who are tired of the Stereotypes and the False Narratives!! Since when was it accepted to pummel wimmin and kids with TEAR GAS79?If ONLY IN TRUMP’S AMERIKKKA!! I just have one thing to say: SEE YA IN 2020 Donald!!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win, ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

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Demand Safe Housing for Trans Prisoners at Allegheny County Jail!

By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington and justin adkins

Peace and Blessings!!

On Thursday- October 25th, 2018 dozens of protesters assembled outside of the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and they were demanding safe housing for Transgender Prisoners who’are currently housed at the County Jail. There have been too many violent assaults of trans prisoners who have been thrown into cells with men who seek to degrade them, dehumanize them, and sexually assault or even rape them!! I’m mad— as hell. I spent most of my childhood in the City of Pittsburgh and I’m proud of that.

However, I have a message for the Mayor of Pittsburgh and ALL members of the Pittsburgh City Council: What if you were the parent of a Transgender humyn being? What if they went to jail for something like unpaid traffic tickets or drinking in public or some innocuous offense?? How would you feel if your loved one was thrown into General Population at the Jail and they were beat up badly and sexually assaulted?? Wouldn’t that hurt you?? Aren’t we better than this? remember when I was a Kid in the City of Pittsburgh and we had a Bad Ass Baseball Team–the Pittsburgh Pirates were Incredible and Willie Stargell was Our Super Star!! The Black Female R&B Group Sister Sledge had a smash hit called: WE ARE FAMILY!

Everybody in the City was feelin that Song and we looked out for one another!! Yeah, I’m talking to PITTSBURGHERS Now!! You should listen to me!!! Transgender people are fantastic humyn-beings and we should be sensitive to the fact that a Trans Prisoner can easily be victimized in the wrong setting. I think we can create safe housing for Trans Prisoners which is not Solitary Confinement!! I’m currently housed in one of the most oppressive prison systems in the United States-I’m in Texas! And although the State of Texas leads the nation in the amount of citizens it incarcerates, Texas has begun to comply with Federal Law and has respected the RIGHTS of Trans-Prisoners to be housed in a Healthy and Safe environment. The Prison Rape Elimination Act better known as PREA is not just for Texas Prisoners it also applies to Pennsylvania Prisoners!! The Allegheny County Jail is out of Compliance and out of step with the evolving standards of decency in a MODERN HUMANE SOCIETY!! PROTECT AND RESPECT ALL TRANSGENDER HUMYN BEINGS!! Get your act together Allegheny County Jail!!

WE SHALL NOT REMAIN SILENT–Dare to struggle, Dare to Win, ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!! (ALL the People).

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Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

Originally posted on incarceratedworkers.org

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! Today is August 26th, 2018. I’m holding on, not sure if my pleas for help are making their way out. Things keep on getting progressively worse here.

I arrived here on June 25th, 2018. I was classified a Level 1 in security class and a 5-4 Line Class in excellent standing, with nearly two years clear disciplinary record.

In fact, I was actually released from ad-seg on the 21st of June, 2018.

I walked the prison hallways of Ramsey I Unit in Rosharon, Texas for one single day!

Y’all should have seen all the hugs I received from Muslim brothers and other well-wishers who hadn’t seen me in person for a few years. It sure felt good – one day of quasi-freedom. Then I was literally kidnapped! Texas initiated an extra-judicial rendition program against me on U.S. soil!

Sisters and brothers, what is going on here at McConnell Unit is a well-coordinated, highly illegal, and malicious campaign to retaliate against me for filing civil lawsuits – but that ain’t all!

The relentless human rights and abolition works that I’ve been doing with the help of some very dedicated ABC collectives throughout the U.S. and Europe, along with my comrades at IWOC & IWW – well folks, I’ve been labeled Public Enemy #1!

When I first arrived here, Senior Warden Philip Sifuentes kept moving me just about every 3 days – F-61, B-79, F-45, and then the torture chamber F-82! F-82 was badly smoke damaged with black soot, and it became a burning hell-fire inferno at night when that cement releases a torturous thermal attack on your body – it hurt me.

I am so very thankful for all of the phone calls and emails y’all made on my behalf to get me moved downstairs to F-74. It’s for from comfortable, but I will survive! I always do! Thank Allah!

I’d like to give a special revolutionary salute to Comrade Julie Schneyer of the awesome Blue Ridge ABC Collective in Asheville, North Carolina. Julie gave the corrupt and unethical Warden Sifuentes an earful – regularly! Her work, coupled with the radio support from the Final Straw Radio, made one helluva difference, but we got a lot more work to do!

I’m being isolated and silenced! I’ve tried to send out pleas for legal help and mail room supervisor Janet Salles and STG [Security Threat Group] Sergeant Joe D. Mireles have been literally picking specific letters to throw away! My mail is being blocked!

On July 5th, 2018, I was convicted of attempting to solicit help from Professor Victor Wallis for ending a lengthy essay about my conditions with the words “On August 21st we rise”.

When I tried to appeal this bogus case, Unit Grievance Investigator Jessica Garcia “lost” my grievance – corruption! I’ve reached out to Julie Schneyer and Calvin Burnap about this and still no response – it’s been weeks since I wrote them, something is wrong!

I don’t feel safe here, comrades! When the oppressors start intercepting your outgoing mail, that is a big red flag – it spells DANGER! Can y’all hear me?

I hope y’all can get me moved from this place! Obviously, this entire move was a set-up. I’m strong, but not invincible. Something unjust & illegal is going on here!

Dare to struggle, dare to win, all power to the people!

Keith “Malik” Washington is co-founder and chief spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an activist in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign and deputy chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter. Read Malik’s work at ComradeMalik.com. Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958, McConnell Unit, 3001 South Emily Drive, Beeville, TX 78102.

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Imprisoned human rights activist and journalist Keith Malik Washington teams up with Texas CURE for Prisoner Fan Fund Drive

“There are two kinds of pain in this world pain that hurts and pain that alters.”

Denzel Washington (actor) an excerpt from The Equalizer 2

Peace and blessings sisters and brothers!

It is August in Texas and climate change is real and not a hoax!

Some of you may read this quote from Denzel and be like, “hmmm, that’s different.” The point I want to make perfectly clear is that the extreme heat inside Texas prisons is hurting human beings! And what is remarkable is that I am witnessing harm being done to prisoners and prison guards who happen to work for the State of Texas! I’m currently housed at the McConnell unit which is located in Beeville Texas. Now I have been friends with Joan Covici he and Michael Jewell of Texas CURE for approximately seven or eight years. In 2012 during a deadly heat wave, an immature TDCJ Lieutenant unplugged my whirlwind fan which was plugged up to the pipe chase. The pipe chase is a small utility closet outside of a prison cell here in Ad-Seg (solitary confinement).

At the time I was on level III disciplinary housing wing and Estelle high security located in Huntsville Texas. Electrical outlets had been removed from all cells on 1-row for “security reasons” the HVAC system at Estelle had just gone out during a deadly heat wave which had just claimed the lives of two prisoners on July 1, 2012. On July 2, 2012, the very next day, this Lieutenant unplugged my fan and the fan of all 1-row prisoners house on C wing high-security unit. That young lieutenant is now a major on the Eastham Unit!

After this incident, I immediately wrote a letter to Joan and Michael in they intervened and advocated on my behalf and many other prisoners housed at Estelle.

The executive director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the time was Brad Livingston. Texas CURE encouraged Mr. Livingston to craft a new policy which is still in place today! All level III prisoners in Texas may have their fans plugged up in the pipe chase!

I am saying all that to say – is that sometimes humyn beings must come together in order to make smart decisions that will save lives!

Hello? Brian Collier… Lorie Davis, can you hear me now?

A life is precious, whether it be the life of an old convict like me or green as the grass TDCJ correctional officer who is trying to make an honest days pay for an honest days work – although I definitely don’t agree to their career choice -Prison guards are people too!

Right now many of these prison units in Texas are super hot! There are thousands of prisoners who have loved ones who can help purchase one of these life-saving whirlwind fans. There are also officers who sit at their duty posts drenched with sweat who also could benefit from a cool breeze every once and awhile. You see these prison guards can’t speak to Y’all, but I can!

I am pleading with you today to look deep inside your heart and consider making a donation to the cast Texas CURE fan fund!

Think about the lives you may alter and change in a positive way. Some prisoners languish in these super-heated environments thinking that no one really cares – so why should they change their outlook on life?

My life changed dramatically because Texas CURE cared about me!!

Now I am leading a movement which seeks to Abolish Prison Slavery and Amend the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution.

We will share with you all the info you need. Please donate today and tell them, “Comrade Malik sent you!”

May God bless you all Today – PEACE

DONATE NOW!

You can help bring such joy to an indigent prisoner by donating $20.00, the price of a fan, to the Texas CURE Fan Program today. Money donated is used only for fans. Texas CURE is a 501 (C3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Since our inception, we have purchased 10,000 fans for indigent Texas prisoners

Please help, Send donations to Texas CURE Fan Program, P.O. Box 38381, Dallas, TX 75238-0381  

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