Inmates across the US refused to provide prison labor during the largest strike of its kind in the US.
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What Can We Learn From the Largest Prison Strike in US History?

This past August, inmates in 17 U.S. states went on strike by refusing to eat or work. That meant no prison labor to help feed the pockets of the various DOCs. And, there are lessons to be learned from what ended up being the largest prison strike in the history of America. These 2018 prison Read More…

Hunger Strike Handbook
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Prison Workers Committee Calls for Action Against GEO Group’s NWDC

More than 200 inmates at Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington began a hunger strike on August 21. They also ceased all prison labor as part of the nationwide prison strike of 2018. Prisoners at NWDC have already gone on three hunger strikes so far this year alone. GEO Group, a FOR PROFIT private Read More…

Angola Prison: Arkansas uses FORCED, unpaid labor to thrive.
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US Inmates Strike for Fair Wages: Authorities Downplay Nationwide Impact

Who can we actually count on when it comes to prison reform? Congress just doesn’t seem to get it. All federal efforts to make changes toward reform continuously fail. And, the states don’t seem to want to act fast enough, coming up with one excuse after the next for getting things going. However, there is Read More…

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Prison Strikes Across the Country; The Who, When, Where & Why

To combat the injustices and horrible treatment they receive behind bars, inmates in 17 prisons across the country are participating in what may be one of the largest prison strikes in U.S. history. The mass prison strike is expected to run for three weeks beginning August 21st and ending on September 9th. Inmates will engage Read More…

Prison Strike: Amani Sawari interviewed on Democracy Now
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Protests Across the US Fighting Against Modern Day Slavery in Prisons

On Tuesday, prisoners across the US started the first nationwide prison strike since 2016. Prisoners are refusing food as part of the strike. The strike goes beyond asking for prison conditions to be improved. Organizers aim to draw attention to the deaths while in custody. Another significant issue is the poor compensation (in some cases, Read More…