Articles about / by the 1993 Lucasville disturbance wrongfully convicted prisoners

Articles by and about Lucasville (SOCF) Ohio prisoners indicted in the 1993 disturbance

Background Articles:

Chris Hedges: “We kill our Revolutionaries”, in: TruthDig, Feb. 22nd, 2015

Lucasville Amnesty
: The support site of the 20th commemoration of the Lucasville prison riot, asking for a general amnesty for all of those people involved.

Re-examining Lucasville

Bob Fitrakis / Siddique Abdullah Hasan: June 27th 2012 internetpodcast-program Fight Back (on Talktainment Radio), presented by Bob Fitrakis, about Lucasville:
Please listen: Siddique Abdullah Hasan (one of the “Lucasville 5”) is speaking ‘live’ via telephone on the Lucasville disturbance about past the halfway mark of this program.

Bomani Shakur and Staughton Lynd speak to the Re-Examining the Lucasville Uprising Conference (SF Bay View May 20, 2013)

4WardEverUK: Lucasville Five Page

Staughton Lynd: Re-examining the Lucasville uprising:

Essay 7 (December 2012)

Essay 6 (November 2012)

Essay 5 (October 2012)

Essay 4 (September 2012)

Essay 3 (August 2012)

Essay 2 (July 2012)

Essay 1 (June 30th, 2012), also in: Columbus Free Press

Staughton Lynd: Lucasville, The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising: new edition 2011 with a foreword by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Workshop Recap: Lucasville Uprising (August 24, 2011), by Redbird Prison Abolition

Sharon Danann for Workers World: Support grows for California prisoners’ hunger strike (July 13, 2011) with statements of support from Lucasville prisoners at OSP

Staughton Lynd (2008): Napue nightmares: Perjured Testimony in Trials following the 1993 Lucasville, Ohio, Prison Uprising, in: Capital University Law Review vol. 36 nr 3, pp. 559-634, or here.

Sharon Danann for Workers World: Ohio death row: Visitors fight for the right to touch (24 Jan. 2008)

Sharon Danann for Workers World: Federal judge trounces Ohio prison system (22 Feb. 2007)

Sharon Danann for Workers World: Prisoners, Supporters Build Protest Against Death Row (15 Jan. 2007)

Sharon Danann for Workers World (Nov. 1st 2007), Forum Reveals a ‘Broken System’

Sharon Danann for Workers World: Determined Protesters Say ‘Stop the Exectuions’. Workers World, 18 Jan. 2007

Staughton Lynd (2006): Who killed Officer Vallandingham?

Sharon Danann in Workers World: Racial Solidarity Threatens Prison Officials (Oct. 30th, 2006)

DemocracyNow: Hunger Strike of 4 Lucasville prisoners on a level more strict than death row (Ohio State Penitentiary): interview with Staughton Lynd (January 4th 2011)

Angola3News interviews Staughton Lynd about the Hungerstrike at OSP by Lucasville 5 prisoners (Jan. 3 2011) Legendary Historian, Attorney & Peace Activist Staughton Lynd on War Resisters, the Peace Movement and the 1993 Lucasville Prison Uprising (Oct 20, 2006)

Staughton Lynd: Lucasville: Remarks at a Rally in Columbus, Ohio, 28 September 2000

Staughton Lynd: Overcoming Racism, in: Monthly Review (Feb. 2000)

Staughton Lynd: “Black and White and Dead all over: The Lucasville Insurrection,” in: Race Traitor, #8, Winter 1998

Building of the Supermax in Ohio

Questions remain concerning operation of “supermax”, [unknown journal],vol. 4 nr 4 (1998):

Support Links and Words from those involved

Voices of the Lucasville Uprising (Zine – PDF) vol. 1

Racial solidarity threatens prison officials
In: Workers World, Oct 30, 2006

Facebook Group In Solidarity with the Lucasville Uprising Prisoners on Hungerstrike

Protest demands: Overturn Lucasville 5 convictions
In: Workers World, by Caleb T. Maupin, Jan 10, 2008

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur):


Interview: Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), innocent on death row (SF Bay View, Jan. 23 2016), by J.R.

(2014): in this book, Keith tells what happened with him during the uprising, the trial, the aftermath, and also how the situation had become so bad.

Bomani Shakur and Staughton Lynd speak to the Re-Examining the Lucasville Uprising Conference (SF Bay View, May 20, 2013)

Bomani (March 2013) on Soundcloud

Bomani Shakur on Martin Luther King Day (2013)

Crime and Punishment, in SF Bay View, January issue, and on Dec 27, 2011 online.

People are being tortured inside these places
In: SF Bay View, August 23, 2011

Bomani Shakur: A letter to the people of the Redbird Prison Abolition, for: Workshop Recap: Lucasville Uprising, Aug 24, 2011

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur): A Welcome Prison Victory (2011)

‘Hold the Applause’, in: Worker’s World, 23 Jan. 2009

Supermax (2008)

Bomani Shakur (Keith Lamar): Ohio political prisoner: ‘Fight or die’
In: Workers World, Feb 9, 2007

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur): A Vast Tapestry of Lies (2007)

Wake up America! in : Prisoner Solidarity (2007)

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur): If I snooze I lose my life
In:, (2006)

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur): It’s Important That We Remain Strong
in: Campaign to End the Death Penalty (May 2000)

Where is Keith Lamar and Whatever Happened to Human Rights in America?
OHIO Prisoner Rights Advocates Want Factual Answers to These and Other Probing Questions
(Nov 9, 1997)

Siddique Abdullah Hasan (Carlos Sanders):

Hasan Press Release May 6th (2013)
What Makes Me a Political Prisoner? By Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Statement made at August 2011 Anarchist Black Cross convergence in Colorado (2011).

Siddique Abdullah Hasan on PrisonRadio (2007)

Siddique Abdullah Hasan: Unjustly Convicted (2007, Prison Radio, MP3)

3-part Interview with Siddique Abdullah Hasan, by Martha Grevatt in Workers World (2007):
Part 1 (March 29, 2007)
Part 2 (Nov 11, 2007)
Part 3: Our Struggles Are The Same (Nov. 21, 2007)

Travesties of Justice: An interview with Siddique Abdullah Hasan
by Daniel Sturm, Feb. 5, 2006

Open letter from Siddique Abdullah Hasan, written 7th of March 2002

The Siddique Abdullah Hasan Story, in: Justice Denied, issue 23.

George with his sister and brother in law 2012George Skatzes: Support website with documents and writings

George Skatzes Files (affidavits and other exhibits from the Lucasville case and the Rogers case)

Court Opinions

George Skatzes Campaign

George Skatzes Facebook group

George Skatzes Messageboard

George Skatzes: Judicial System Gone Awry (2008?):

The First State Lottery (1999)
A Rude Awakening (no date: 1997?)

George Skatzes Account of Mansfield Death Row Uprising (1997?)

Justice for George Skatzes website

George’s letter to his attorney, April 14, 1994: 

Jason Robb:

Jason Robb Conference Statement (April 2013)

Derek Cannon:

Lucasville uprising prisoner takes stand against harassment,
In: Workers World, Feb 12, 2010

Colin Starger (Innocence Project): Derek Cannon: A Compelling Non-DNA-based Innocence Claim (2005)

Abdul-Muhaymin Nüruddïn (aka James Bell):

Lucasville uprising prisoner dies in ohio
in: Workers World, Sept 17, 2011

Lucasville uprising leader victim of prison abuse
In: Workers World, Sep 19, 2008

Gregg Curry:Greg in green

Flyer by Greg for himself and others goes to the page for Greg on this site

Greg Curry on Lucasville Uprising and 20th anniversary hunger strike demanding media access (SF Bay View, April 21, 2013)

Greg Curry Conference Statement (April 19th 2013)

A letter from Gregg Curry in: Workshop Recap: Lucasville Uprising, Aug 24, 2011

Lucasville uprising prisoner fights back
In: Workers World, May 13, 2010

Greg Curry: In My Own Words (Feb. 3rd 2006)

1993 The Aftermath: Interview with Greg Curry by Kunta Kenyata (2006)

Ali Khalid Abdullah:
To My Brothers Known As “The Lucasville Five”
In:, Feb. 17, 2007

Links to trials, court cases:

DBA Press Website: “Hunger for Death Row:” Lucasville Five source materials directory

2011 Hungerstrike for better conditions in the OSP Supermax:

Lucasville prison uprising leaders go on hunger strike
In: Workers World, Jan 3, 2011

If We Must Die, by Bomani Shakur, in Workers World, Jan. 3rd 2011

Hunger Strike at Ohio State Penitentiary, by Staughton Lynd, in ZCommunications, Dec. 31st 2010

Lucasville: The Play (2007-2008):

Play about Lucasville prisoners cheered
In: Workers World, Apr 25, 2008

Lucasville at FringeNYC:
A new play by Staughton Lynd takes us to the ever-dramatic environs of death row

Remembering Lucasville: A Review of Staughton Lynd’s Big George, in:

Other Plays and Mentions:

In The Belly, by Insurgent Theatre, Ohio (Aug-Sept 2011)

(artwork by Jason Robb, one of the “Lucasville 5”)

See for Jason Robb:

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