Waupun, WI- Prisoners at Waupun Correctional Institute (WCI) have vowed to protest conditions by refusing to eat, starting on June 10th. They insist that solitary confinement is torture and demand that Wisconsin cease the practice. “This aim is not to facilitate death, but to facilitate human dignity and humanitarian accountability,” said Cesar Deleon, one of the protesting prisoners.
Work stoppages, hunger strikes and other acts of rebellion by prisoners for justice.
The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee announces that the Texas prison strikes initiated by IWW members have achieved their desired short-term results and that the first phase of planned long-term strategic strike actions is drawing to an end. The strike actions began on April 4, 2016 and spread to at least a half-dozen locations.
Here is a first person interview with a mother of a person inside McConnell Unit, a prison in Beeville Texas. She details daily life and retaliation prisoners are facing for considering joining the strike.
Since April 4th, prisoners in at least 4 Texas prisons have been on strike for better conditions and an end to slavery and human rights abuses. This strike is but the latest in a nationwide mass movement inside prisons for dignity and freedom. Minimum wage in Texas prisons is 00/hr. Access to medical care requires a $100 medical copay.
Prisoners affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union have announced plans to enact major work stoppages in Texas on Monday April 4th if their demands are not met.
To: Honorable Terence McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia
: Senate of Virginia- Courts of Justice and Rehabilitation and Social Services Committees
: Virginia House of Delegates- Courts of Justice and Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committees
PETITION TO GRANT CLEMENCY AND REINSTATE PAROLE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA