Chicago protests demand freedom for Gerald Reed

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020
Rally in Chicago Jan. 10 demands freedom for Gerald Reed. Cops notorious for frame-ups tortured Reed to force him to confess to murder charges. He has been imprisoned since 1990.

CHICAGO — More than 40 people gathered outside the Daley Center here Feb. 25 to demand that Chief Judge Timothy Evans intervene in the case of Gerald Reed. Reed is in jail on “evidence” extracted though torture in 1990 by…


Families, former inmates, SWP protest conditions at Georgia jail

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
At speak out protesting conditions at Cobb County Detention Center in Marietta, Georgia, Doug Jenkins, above, testifies about being incarcerated there during lockdown. Inset, Rachele Fruit, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Georgia, speaks at hearing.

MARIETTA, Ga. — “It’s monstrous what they are doing. How do we allow this?” asked Wanda Webb, one of dozens of family members and former inmates who spoke out at a Feb. 18 meeting here protesting conditions at the Cobb…



Chicago judge throws out Gerald Reed’s acquittal

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

CHICAGO — In December 2018, Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer overturned Gerald Reed’s 1991 conviction on murder charges, ruling his “confession” had been extracted through torture. Still Reed languished in jail, because prosecutors objected to his release prior to a…


Victory! Indiana prison officials overturn ban on the ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

A victory has been won in the fight to reverse impoundments of the Militant  from subscriber  Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, who is incarcerated at the Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana. “I am writing on behalf of the Indiana Department of Correction…


Join effort to get Indiana prison officials to end ban on ‘Militant’

Vol. 84/No. 4 - February 3, 2020

As word has gotten out about the Militant’s appeal filed against prison authorities at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility banning subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson from getting several issues of the paper, letters of protest have been sent to the Indiana Department…


‘Militant’ files appeal against paper’s ban in Indiana prison

Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020

The Militant is challenging the impoundment of several issues of the paper from subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility. A letter Johnson sent was received by the Militant Jan. 2, along with copies of prison officials’ “Notice…


Indiana prisoner challenges ban on ‘Militant,’ other political papers

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020

“Officials here at the Pendleton Correctional Facility have banned the last 4 issues of your paper, issues nos. 43, 44, 45 and 46,” inmate subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson wrote the Militant Dec. 27. The Indiana Department of Correction, in violation…



Conviction overturned, Gerald Reed’s still in jail

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

CHICAGO — Gerald Reed went back to court here Oct. 25 in another bid to win his freedom. He has been incarcerated on frame-up charges extracted by cop torture for a 1990 double homicide that was overturned last year. Cook…