Protests Planned In Over 20 States To Expose ‘Slave-Like’ Conditions In U.S. Prisons
Thousands of inmates in state and federal prisons in up to 24 states are planning an organized strike and protest on Friday — potentially the largest prison strike in U.S. history. Planned for the anniversary of the Attica Prison riot, the protest aims to bring widespread attention to inhumane living conditions, “slave-like” labor, and daily injustices that plague the shadowy cell-blocks of the justice system.
Across the country, it’s common practice for American inmates to be forced to work in “slave-like” conditions, doing long hours of hard labor with little or no compensation, and they’ve had enough. Though the strike on Friday, as planned, is the largest yet, the national prison work stoppage comes after a long, largely unreported build-up in collective action among America’s prisoners protesting these conditions.