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Prisoners Launch Nationwide Strike Demanding “End of Modern Day Slavery”

HeadlineAug 21, 2018

And prisoners across the country are set to launch a nationwide strike today to demand improved living conditions, greater access to resources and the “end of modern day slavery.” Prisoners in at least 17 states are expected to participate in the coordinated sit-ins, hunger strikes, work stoppages and commissary boycotts from today until September 9—the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising. We’ll have more on the nationwide prison strike later in the broadcast.

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