Action and ongoing work taken by those on the outside in solidarity with the incarcerated.
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.
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
Calls to prison is one of the quickest and most effective ways to put a prison on notice when they're abusing incarcerated rebels.
Consider joining or organizing a phone cluster with four or five others. This helps feel more connected to the action and helps build mutual accountability.
A phone cluster is like a phone tree, but instead of a sprawling massive list of contacts all in a centralized place a cluster is a smaller unit of trusted friends.
Organizing a cluster is helpful in getting people to follow through with a phone zap. It can be as simple as you and one other friend or a larger formation. We recommend keeping them to around 5 people though.
As organizers across the country step up preparations for the August 21st prison strike, prison officials and administrations will also be making plans for how to respond. Recent weeks have seen what appears to be a co-ordinated campaign of repression against prominent figures associated with the 2016 prison strike.