Prisoners Are Facing Crackdowns for Speaking Publicly About National Strike

The severe disciplinary action is illustrative of the absurd lengths to which prison officials will go to prevent prisoners from speaking about the upcoming strike.

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Ohio prison officials revoked phone access for one year and suspended other privileges for an incarcerated activist, who spoke publicly in support of a nationwide prison protest scheduled to begin August 21. Siddique Abdullah Hasan has advocated prisoner resistance for decades from death row at the Ohio State Penitentiary, where he has lived

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Nationwide Prison Strike Begins in at Least Seventeen States

Ten demands were chosen for their broad appeal to incarcerated people being held in different contexts across the nation.

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Incarcerated people in at least seventeen states are expected to protest from August 21 to September 9 for “humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform, and the end of modern day slavery.” Organizers told Shadowproof their demands don’t represent a full solution to the problems of incarceration. However, they are a

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Media Silent As U.S. Prisoners Continue To Hunger Strike Abysmal Conditions

Prisoners across the U.S. have been holding hunger and labor strikes since last year, with tens of thousands of inmates protesting abuse and poor conditions. But news reports on the strikes have been few and far between, leaving prisoners’ requests for humane treatment in the dark.

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On Oct. 30, 2016, Robert Earl Council was found sprawled unconscious on the floor of his cell in Alabama’s Limestone Correctional Facility after being on hunger strike for 10 days. Medical staff at the prison force-fed him intravenously, as his blood sugar levels had reached dangerous levels. But Dara Folden, a member of the Free Alabama

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Prison Strike Organizer Melvin Ray: ‘International Human Rights Issues’ In Prisons Would Embarrass The US

‘If you’re compassionate about human rights, support what we’re doing,’ says Melvin Ray, an inmate who was placed in a solitary confinement unit in an Alabama prison for organizing with the Free Alabama prison reform movement.

A prison guard on horseback watches inmates return from a farm work detail at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.

AUSTIN, Texas --- Inmates around the country are demanding an end to inhumane conditions behind bars by participating in a growing wave of work stoppages, strikes, and other forms of activism. A major nationwide strike began on Friday to mark the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison riots. Prisoners in 24 states and 40 facilities were expected

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