Over 40 women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre have gone on hunger strike protesting against a charter flight tonight that will take traumatised women back to Nigeria.
- STATUS UPDATE! - From Comrade 'Malik'at McConnell AD-SEG Unit
Peace and Blessing Sisters and Brothers!
Note: As of late October, Jason Walker has been moved to the Ellis Unit.
The extent of repression and retaliation by prison authorities against suspected participants in this year's nationwide prison strike continues to emerge slowly. The National Lawyers Guild Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (NLG-PLAN) has received additional details from 12 states. With the strike over, the campaign is evolving into work through a new coalition - Millions for Prisoners’ Human Rights Coalition.
Prison-assisted drug overdoses: TDCJ is amongst many state and federal prisons affected by the deadly K2 epidemic
In this article, Jason Walker exposes the full deadly cost of the K2 epidemic, and staff complicity in smuggling the drug into prisons. Jason is facing continuing retaliation and harassment for his writing and organizing, please see here for ways that you can put pressure on the prison administration to protect him: https://itsgoingdown.org/urgent-call-to-action-defend-jason-walker-from-staff-harassment/
Rashid sends a statement of support to the strike and words of encouragement to deepen the struggle.
David Easley, James Ward, and Matt Hinkston went back on hunger strike September 14th to raise up the ten prison strike demands, in protest to their own isolation after the August 21st strike and to fight for proper mental health treatment for their fellow incarcerated comrades.
September 9th has passed, but it is up to the people in each prison who are participating in boycotts, hunger strikes, work strikes or sit-ins to determine the right day and time to close out their actions — from the outset, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and national organizers have endorsed local strikers to set their own end dates, or strike indefinitely.