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2018

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Aug

Nationwide prison strike: North Carolina

August 21 – September 9, 2018: North Carolina prisoners issue a set of 8 additional demands focusing on mental health treatment and solitary confinement as well as a call for truce between different population sets. On August 20, supporters gather for a noise demo outside Hyde Correctional Institution during the prisoners’ yard time. Prisoners respond to the demo by holding up their own banners saying “parole” “better food” and “solidarity”. Later, two Hyde prisoners are interviewed on WUNC radio, and prison staff sends them and other strike organizers across the state to solitary confinement.

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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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