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What are the nationwide prison strike demands?

Aug 29, 2018


On this edition of Your Call: What are the demands of prisoners who are striking across the country?

In April, seven prisoners were killed at the South Carolina Lee Correctional Institution after officers failed to respond to deadly riots. In response, incarcerated leaders in the South Carolina prison system joined with allies in prisons across the country to demand a national strike. Their collective goals: “Humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.”

Guests:

Amani Sawari,  media representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

Bilal Mafundi Ali, coordinator of the Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee

Web Resources:

ShadowProof: ‘I’M FOR DISRUPTION’: INTERVIEW WITH PRISON STRIKE ORGANIZER FROM JAILHOUSE LAWYERS SPEAK

Prison Strike 2018

The Official Twitter Account for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

Sawari Mi: Do Prisoners have Rights?

ACLU: The Nationwide Prison Strike: Why It’s Happening and What It Means for Ending Mass Incarceration

ShadowProof: INTERVIEW: SOUTH CAROLINA PRISONERS CHALLENGE NARRATIVE AROUND VIOLENCE AT LEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

The Marshall Project: Prison Labor, a curated collection of links

Pacific Standard: 'MODERN SLAVERY': THE LABOR HISTORY BEHIND THE NEW NATIONWIDE PRISON STRIKE

The New Republic: Another Clinton-Era Law that Needs to Be Repealed

The Prison Litigation Reform Act is still trampling on prisoners' legal rights