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Last year today, over 160 groups signed on in support of #OperationPUSH demands, adding their voice to Florida prisoners demanding dignity, justice and a recognition of their continued humanity despite convictions.
Striking Prisoners in Negotiations with Minnesota Department of Corrections Over Conditions, Guard Abuse
On Friday, November 30, 115 inmates inside Rush City Correctional Facility went on strike to demand that the prison administration come to the negotiating table around delays in canteen distribution and lack of accountability for abusive correctional officers.
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.
This is a call to establish encampments and coordinate direct actions surrounding the Labor Day weekend at the site of prison labor camps. Inspired by the recent wave of #AbolishICE organizing, prison abolitionists and labor activists have joined forces to call for an escalation of the movement to defend public service unions, stop prison slave labor, and end mass incarceration. PDF VERSION
On July 18, the first prison guard in Minnesota's history was killed, on top of recent violence in Oak Park Heights and Stillwater prisons. Yet all the DOC does is ask for more money on top of their 1.2 billion dollar budget. We need a new approach to change in Minnesota’s prisons. Stop putting money into a violent institution that is not correcting anyone. Free our people, and reinvest savings into reentry and rehabilitation.
IWOC would like to send our sincere apologies for the behavior of IWOC member Michael Lucas (Facebook Myke Lukash). Last night, August 6th, he made remarks that gave people reason to fear for their safety.
Kicking off the week of support and outreach for the #August21 #PrisonStrike, anarchists in Milwaukee put on a show at the Bastille Day festival.
Decarcerate Louisiana member broadcasts a video message from inside Angola prison on their goals to organize incarcerated people against the racist and exploitative nature of the prison system and society as a whole. This video and call to organize comes on the heels of Juneteenth and as momentum begins to build toward the national prisoner strike August 21-September 9.