Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Prisoners Have Led 100+ Strikes over Dangerous Conditions During Pandemic

HeadlineNov 16, 2020

A new report has found prisoners organized over 100 strikes between March and June in response to dangerous conditions inside jails and prisons amid the pandemic. Perilous, a digital research and media group that authored the report, said prisoners rose up across 39 states, with most protests happening inside immigrant prisons.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 250,000 people in jails and prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus, and over 1,400 prisoners and staffers have died. Perilous referred to the uprisings as “clearly one of the most massive waves of prisoner resistance in the past decade.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation