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2018

21

Aug

#August21 Nationwide Prisoner Strike

August 21 – September 9, 2018: Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other formations issue 10 national demands with a call to action for workstoppages, sitdown strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary.

Prisoners in seventeen states commit to the action, and outside support grows to include over 300 organizations and dozens of solidarity rallies and events. Prison systems lock down multiple facilities, isolate leaders and crackdown on prisoner communication to inhibit organizing and prevent outside supporters from learning of inside events.

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07

Aug

Work stoppage at Ohio State Penitentiary

August 7, 2018: In response to shakedowns and tensions with guards “acting petty” leading up to the announced nationwide prison strike and pre-emptive retaliation against prisoner leader Imam Hasan, one block of the prison engages in a collective protest that includes work refusal. During the strike period (Aug 21- Sep 9), this block also boycotts the commissary and goes on 3 day fasts.

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