WEST VIRGINIA: Black Prisoner Sues Prison Over Aryan Brotherhood Stabbing, Assault by Guards

Photo: Aerial view of Mt. Olive Correctional Complex in West Virginia By Mario Ginesta Lermon Russell, a Black man imprisoned at Mt. Olive Correctional Complex (“MOCC”) in West Virginia, filed a lawsuit late last year accusing state prison guards of encouraging and assisting the neo-Nazi prison gang Aryan Brotherhood (AB) in stabbing him earlier in 2019. The lawsuit was filed around the same time that … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA: Black Prisoner Sues Prison Over Aryan Brotherhood Stabbing, Assault by Guards

WEST VIRGINIA: Corrections Officer Cadets Fired After Nazi Salute

Photo: Graduating Corrections Officers for West Virginia give Nazi Salute, with blurred faces, in photo released by state officials By Mario Ginesta and David Martinez On the final day of 2019, West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice, announced that he would fire 32 cadets and three staff members of the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDCOR) after a photo surfaced in early December of … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA: Corrections Officer Cadets Fired After Nazi Salute

WEST VIRGINIA: Local Activists Protest Hospital Closures

Photo: Ohio Valley Medical Complex in Wheeling, West Virginia By Mario Ginesta Activists in Wheeling, WV have been organizing around the recent closures of several hospitals in the Ohio Valley region. The closures have resulted in over 1,000 workers being laid off and has limited the already scarce medical and mental health treatment options for people living in the area. The past two months have … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA: Local Activists Protest Hospital Closures