Led by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, inmates are calling for a restoration of voting rights, rehabilitation services and more.
Urging Americans to support the protest, a spokesperson says, "Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."
Historian Heather Ann Thompson’s book on the 1971 Attica prison uprising details the government’s brutality, lies and propaganda, demonization of the poor, obstruction of justice and silencing of those who tried to tell the truth. She exposes the American blueprint for social control.
While activists fight for different causes, their forms of protest often are the same. We want to hear from you: Based on the week’s political news, what forms of protest are most likely to effect change?
Right now, under some of the most repressive circumstances that exist in the United States, a national movement is growing for prisoners' rights.
The national and international action is scheduled to begin Friday—the 45th anniversary of the infamous Attica prison uprising.