Incarcerated Activist Sues Alabama Prison Officials After Facing Retaliation For Exposing Gambling Ring
Kinetik Justice Amun has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections, who he claims engaged in retaliation against him by placing him in solitary confinement.
Four Alabama prisoners began a hunger strike at the Limestone Correctional Facility in protest against corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability for inhumane conditions in the state prison system. The hunger strike is a response to a call to action from a coalition of prisoner rights groups, including the
Eight Alabama prisoners in solitary confinement have gone on hunger strike. They’re part of Free Alabama Movement and/or linked to anti-violence program that was shut down by Alabama Department of Corrections.
Kinetik Justice Amun, one of the incarcerated leaders of the Free Alabama Movement who was a prison national strike organizer, fears for his life after he was brutally beaten and maced by officers at Limestone Correctional Facility on December 2, 2016. According to It’s Going Down, Kinetik was handcuffed and escorted
Advocates say prison officials at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama turned off the water to Kinetik Justice Amun’s solitary cell after he initiated a hunger strike. Officials then transferred him to the Limestone Correctional Facility, which has a “behavioral modification program” known among prisoners as a “hot bay” dorm in which prisoners
One of the groups leading the prison strike argues a lack of educational and rehabilitative opportunities is central to exploiting prison labor.
Wheeler’s testimony is a rare example of a prisoner’s stories and experiences shared without the monitoring or interference of prison administrators.
UPDATE: The prison strikes raging across the country are about more than just slave labor practices. Prisoners are also taking action against other abuses they face, such as the lack of adequate medical and mental healthcare. On Friday morning, Free Alabama Movement’s Kinetik Justice Amun posted a video to Twitter, which provides a
The Free Alabama Movement put out a statement suggesting the guards at Holman correctional facility in Alabama went on strike.