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Report on the National Prison Strikes

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by Marlon Calliste

On September 9, 2016, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, a nationwide prison strike movement began. Thousands of inmates did not show up for work on that day, and protests continue as of this writing. Some correctional officers in Alabama even participated, refusing to show up to work in order to bring light to the inhumane living conditions inmates are subjected to. These protests are not a new thing: in 2010 a Georgia prison held a work strike in demonstration against harsh living conditions and the low, often non-existent compensation they received for their work.

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The Noose is Getting Tighter: Protesting Injustice Behind Bars

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by Derek Singletary

Editor’s Note:  Due to space limitations, this is an edited version of Derek’s piece. Read the full version at peacecouncil.net/blog.

Film: The Nature of the Crime

Sun, Jun 7, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave, Syr 13203

This short documentary about our state's broken parole system is directed by Josh Swartz. The screening will be followed by discussion and a Family Empowerment Training to give parolees and their loved ones the tools they need when interacting with the parole system. Co-sponsored by Milk Not Jails, Center for Community Alternatives, Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse and Syracuse Peace Council. Amelia, 472-5478.

 

Play - Mariposa & the Saint

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Temple Concord, 910 Madison St., Syracuse, NY 13210

In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement in a California prison.  Over three years later, she is still there.  Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

Join us for a performance of Mariposa and the Saint and a discussion about the movement to end solitary confinement in New York State.

Support Jail Oversight in Onondaga County

Mon, Sep 8, 2014 12:00pm
401 Montgomery St., Rm. 407, Syracuse

Documentary: Long Distance Revolutionary

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse NY 13203

"Long Distance Revolutionary" is a documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist who has been a resident of Pennsylvania’s death row for twenty-nine years. Writing from his solitary confinement cell his essays have reached a worldwide audience. The film will be brought to us by Prison Radio, an independent multi media production studio that produces and distributes essays and productions throughout the world. Prison Radio founder Noelle Hanrahan will speak.

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Carol Baum

Cornel West Brings the House Down

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United as One Coalition Celebrates Progress, Joins Statewide Campaign

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by Amelia Lefevre

Jail Oversight in Onondaga County

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Oregon Prisoners Driven to Suicide by Torture in Solitary Confinement Units

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by Kevin Rashid Johnson

Introduction

I am not one prone to fits of temper. But a few days ago I almost lost it. My outrage was prompted by witnessing the steady deterioration of another prisoner, resulting from particularly acute mental torture inflicted in Oregon’s Disciplinary Segregation Units (DSU), which duplicates almost exactly conditions of torture first practiced at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, that were outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court way back in the 1800s.[i]

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What is a "Jailhouse Environmentalist?"

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by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Most of us have heard of jailhouse lawyers – guys and gals who battle in court for themselves or others.

But I’d wager few of us have ever heard of a ‘jailhouse environmentalist.’ Truth is I didn’t think such a thing existed. Well, it’s real, and his name is Bryant Arroyo, a bilingual Puerto Rican who has spent a third of his life in prison, at SCI-Mahanoy in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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