Solidarity with National Prison Strike (2016)

Art by Rini Templeton, design by Melanie Cervantes,

11″x 17″ downloadable posterSeptember 9, 2016

On September 9th, the day marking the 45th anniversary of the Attica rebellion, prisoners have called for a nationwide strike to protest the daily injustices and inhumane treatment of incarcerated people. As a statement from the official call to strike states “We will not only demand the end to prison slavery, we will end it ourselves by ceasing to be slaves…
Our protest against prison slavery is a protest against the school to prison pipeline, a protest against police terror, a protest against post-release controls. When we abolish slavery, they’ll lose much of their incentive to lock up our children, they’ll stop building traps to pull back those who they’ve released. When we remove the economic motive and grease of our forced labor from the US prison system, the entire structure of courts and police, of control and slave-catching must shift to accommodate us as humans, rather than slaves.”

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