People in 17 Prisons Across the U.S. Set to Go on Strike Starting August 21
Date:  08-19-2018

Organizers Issue 10 demands including improvements in prisons and policies
From Truthout:

The Nationwide Prison Strike is planned for August 21, the day Nat Turner led strikes in an uprising of slaves in 1831, until September 9, the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion in which more than 40 people were killed.

Organizers of the action, which is endorsed by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), have released a list of ten demands for improvements to their living conditions, sentencing policies, and laws that allow for prison slavery.

“All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under United States jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor,” reads the list of demands. The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution allows for “slavery or involuntary servitude…as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Continue reading >>>