From Slingshot # 116

Review printed in Slingshot #116

Review printed in Slingshot #116, click to enlarge.

Voices of the Lucasville Uprising Volume 1

lucasvilleamnesty.org

The Lucasville Uprising was a prison rebellion against oppression and racism in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) just outside of the village of Lucasville.  Nine inmates and one guard were killed in what was the longest prison rebellion in which lives were lost in U$ history.  I find it remarkable primarily for how it brought African American and white inmates together.

This ‘zine contains essays by abd one about people who were incarcerated in the SOCF during the 1993 uprising.  There is also a few very well drawn pictures, done by one of the ex-Lucasville inmates who is on death row for his alleged role in the uprising.  This ‘zine is a good place to start for those who want to learn more about the uprising, prisons, and the complexity of prisoners and their alliances whether one agrees with their politics or perhaps even oppose them.  Includes prisoners’ contact info.

functionally ill #17

functionallyill.blogspot.com

This is a ‘zine done by Laura-Marie, a 37 year old diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type.  This particular issue deals with therapy and Laura-Marie’s feelings for her therapist, experiencing rapid cycling of depression and mania’s ups and downs, body image, navigating through the process of trying to get on disability and dreams.  Most of the stories are short but punchy, nicely formatted and the binding is hand stitched.

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