We have released a digital copy of a new zine, Same Shit Different Day: White Pestilence & the Early Military Movements of New World Frontier Conquest, created specifically for incarcerated activists to make copies of and/or distribute in their respective facilities of imprisonment.

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Download here: https://trueleappress.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/9.-same-shit-different-day.pdf

[printable in “Booklet” mode]

Table of Contents:

  1. COVID-19 Tips Sheet
  2. Pestilence and Genocide
  3. Infection Hot Spot: Watching disease spread and kill on slave ships
  4. Forced Passages: The Historical Present of (Prison) Slavery

We urge you to continue intensifying your level of support for peoples struggles in Illinois against the anti-Black/genocidal carceral regime, by calling in when you can to demand the immediate release of as many prisoners as possible and then some!  If you are further interested in growing abolition outside the gates of Cook County Jail, please show out to one of the many protests that are occurring almost daily in front of the jailers facilities and in the belly.

Please reach out to us at trueleappress@protonmail.com or in DM on social media for more information on how to get copies of our zines and other publications; such as Propter Nos and In The Belly. You can also just send us along the address of a loved one inside who you would like our 2020-2021 Catalog to be sent to, free of charge……..

News of recent demos & actions | May 5th

Community members marked what would have been Nickolas Lee’s 43th birthday with a rally outside of Cook County Jail to call for the *mass release* of people incarcerated during the pandemic and improved conditions for those who remain inside.

Mr. Lee passed away on April 12, 2020 after contracting COVID-19 in Cook County Jail. As of today, more than 500 people incarcerated in the jail have contracted the deadly virus and the lives of six people incarcerated in the jail have been lost.

Below is Mr. Lee’s wife Cassandra speaking in four parts, who is asking to share this information far and wide #AbolitionNOW


Cassandra Greer’s husband was awaiting trial in Cook County jail. He told her, well after the Covid pandemic had spread throughout the country, that two of his deck mates were ill. She called Cook County offices and Tom Dart’s (sheriff’s) office over *130 TIMES* and got no response to her concerns about sick inmates. Her husband, Nickolas, DIED from Covid on April 12, and she has been protesting outside of the jail compound EVER SINCE.

She is now fighting every way she can to make sure this stops happening there, & that another family won’t experience this. BUT SHE NEEDS MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED. Come down to the jail outside div 10 and fight and grow this thing together. Please share word of this story far and wide. 

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Learn more about the rally on May 5th in solidarity with Nick’s family and to free all Cook county captives read Chi Community Bond Funds intro to the jail fight in Chicago.


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More than 2700 people are caged in Cook County Jail only bc they can’t afford to pay money bail.

Documents Reveal a Series of Protests and Uprisings at Cook County Jail, Chicago


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It’s also popping off at W****bago County Jail, second largest jail site in Illinois, after Cook County.

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And to this date Stateville Prison has been hit the hardest of carceral sites in IL, with two more deaths announced this morning, not counted yet on the graphic below:

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We are documented the mounting evidence of systemic, punitive, and normalized medical malpractice, industrialized abuse and neglect. Please make some calls on behalf of our/your imprisoned family, friends, comrades, and loved ones today.

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Download posted once more below

Click to access 9.-same-shit-different-day.pdf