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Incarcerated People Across U.S. Prepare for Sept. 9 Prison Strike

HeadlineAug 30, 2016

This comes as incarcerated people in prisons across the United States are gearing up for a prison strike on September 9, which is the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising. Organizers say this year’s strike could be one of the largest prison strikes in recent history. On Friday, about 50 formerly incarcerated people and family members of currently incarcerated people from across Alabama and Georgia gathered in Dothan, Alabama, to organize support for the strike. This is Kenneth Glasgow of the Free Alabama Movement.

Kenneth Glasgow: “Twenty-four different states, about 40 to 50 different prisons that was organized by the Free Alabama Movement to end prison slavery. We found out, by law, that those that are incarcerated, in prison, still have the rights to assemble, the rights to a prison strike, if it’s peaceful, and the rights not to be retaliated against. So those are things that we’ll be pushing.”

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