Shadowproof - Years of prisoner organizing and resistance culminated on September 9, as a national labor strike against slave-like conditions started. As of this writing, incarcerated workers in facilities in at least twelve states reportedly engaged in work stoppages. Some counts even put the number at 24 states.
Due to restrictions on communications with prisoners, it is difficult to get a full picture of the size and scope of the labor strikes. It is just as hard to verify many of the stories from prisons, and there are instances in which reports from prison officials conflict with those of prisoners.
Thankfully, Mask Magazine and It’s Going Down have followed the actions and put together excellent live blogs. Solidarity activists posted reports from the inside to their websites and social media.