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South Carolina Prisoners’ Demands, September 9

In representation of those in South Carolina not working or refusing to work on Sept 9, 2016—


1. We want free labor to be ended in South Carolina. We want to be fairly compensated for our labor. This can be done by re-instituting state pay for general labor, and labor wages for private industry jobs

2. SCDC stop removing mental health patients from treatment programs back to general population units   for disciplinary infractions

3. SCDC allow lifers to advance through the classification system to lower custody prisons like all others. Particularly to minimum security prisons. We also demand they not be removed for one minor disciplinary infraction

4. The SC parole board decisions be more grounded in scientific analysis. Rather then emotions.

5. SCDC re-institute GED educational classes for all that want to obtain a GED. This includes hiring GED instructors. We also demand meaningful re/habilitation programs be instituted for all that desire to help. This include more meaningful treatment and re entry programs that will accommodate the number of prisoners that are requesting such

6. SCDC end excessive canteen and visitation vendor machine prices

7. SCDC end the practice of in camera video doctor visits for medical and mental health concerns.

8. The State of SC end the truth in sentencing warehousing law and the habitual sentencing of life sentences

Published by SJ, Founder of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

New Orleans: September 9th Prison Strike Banner Drop

From It’s Going Down

As residents of New Orleans, the incarceration capitol of Louisiana, and Louisiana, the incarceration capitol of so-called Amerikkka, we greatly look forward to seeing prisons across the country go on strike on September 9th. For those trapped within Orleans Parish Prison, we dropped some banners to lift y’all’s spirits; to those who drove by on their morning commute, it’s time to start acting out. This is also to let OPP’s head-pig-in-charge, Sheriff Gusman, know that this city is sick of taking his shit.



Why We’re About to See the Largest Prison Strike in History

From Raw Story

On September 9, a series of coordinated work stoppages and hunger strikes will take place at prisons across the country. Organized by a coalition of prisoner rights, labor, and racial justice groups, the strikes will include prisoners from at least 20 states—making this the largest effort to organize incarcerated people in US history.

The actions will represent a powerful, long-awaited blow against the status quo in what has become the most incarcerated nation on earth. A challenge to mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex in general, the strikes will focus specifically on the widespread exploitation of incarcerated workers—what the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) describes as “a call to action against slavery in America.”

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