Inmates plan protest in 24 states

An announcement was released calling for prisoners from around the US to stop working to shut down prisons

By C1 Staff

A strike and protest in prisons across the United States has been planned for September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison Riot.

Potentially thousands of inmates from 24 states plan to stop working to bring attention to the daily injustice they say they receive, The Nation reports.

The report states the inmates and those supporting them on the outside are calling for an end to “slave-like” working conditions, illegal reprisals, and inhumane living conditions. 

“The prisons have become more dependent on slavery and torture to maintain their stability. Prisoners are forced to work for little or no pay,” the report reads. “Slavery is alive and well in the prison system, but by the end of this year, it won’t be anymore. This is a call to end slavery in America.”

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