Prisonerz Call for a National Strike on the Anniversary of Attica


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Prisonerz Call for a National Strike on the Anniversary of Attica

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In Alabama and Texas, prisoners have enacted multiple strikes and uprisings over the last few weeks. Now they are calling for a national prison strike on the anniversary of the Attica Prison Riot.

 

Since the last Prisons are for Burning column, things have seriously heated up. On the night of Friday, March 11th, hundreds of prisoners took over the general population portion of Holman prison in Atmore, Alabama. Viewpoints from the prisoners varied: One described conditions of overcrowding, sending out pictures to accompany the description. Another prisoner said, “It has nothing to do with overcrowding, but with the practice of locking folks up for profit, control and subjugation.”

As that prisoner relayed via social media, “Things here are tense but festive. The CO and warden was stabbed… Fires were set…

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