prisons

Vaughn & Building Support for Prison Rebels

An article from the It's Going Down column Bloc Party, discussing the significance of the Vaughn uprising and ways to build solidarity with prison rebels.

The Movement: Silent No More

A short article on the Vaughn uprising by Vaughn inmate Fenel Baine.

From the Vaughn Prison Uprising: “For a Safer, More Secure, and More Humane Prison”

An open letter from Thomas Gordon, who was an inmate at the Vaughn Correctional Center during the uprising, to the warden.

Documents from the 2017 Vaughn Uprising

A collection of documents related to the February 2017 Vaughn uprising in Delaware, when inmates rose up in a rebellion against both their immediate living conditions and the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency.

South Carolina freedom fighters call for National Prisoners Strike Aug. 21-Sept. 9, 2018

Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the nation declare a nationwide strike in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina... These men and women are demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.

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Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun writes about how the "Redistribute the Pain" prison boycott initiative can help to build up movement infrastructure. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View, and readers who find it useful may wish to donate to help keep the Bay View in print.

Missouri Prisoner Uprising: Statement From Inside and Call to Action

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW union share a statement and call for support from within a Missouri facility that recently saw an uprising in response to drastic cuts in rehab programs and recreation time.

Interview: South Carolina Prisoners Challenge Narrative Around Violence At Lee Correctional Institution

Jared Ware interviews three South Carolina prisoners about the recent violence at Lee Correctional Institution and the upcoming national prison strike. This interview first appeared at Shadowproof.

Strike Breaks Out at Angola Prison As Momentum Builds for National Prison Strike

A report on a work stoppage at Louisiana's notorious Angola prison, and the upcoming call for a US-wide strike in August. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.