In a lawsuit alleging systematic wage theft, thousands of detained immigrants at GEO Group’s Northwest Detention Center were certified as a class by a federal judge.
Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein discuss Operation PUSH: a nonviolent prison labor strike and boycott in Florida that began on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
More than a week since Operation PUSH launched in Florida prisons, officials claim there is no strike, even though there are several reports of retaliation.
Organizers, including one incarcerated individual, outline plans for Operation PUSH, which will involve refusing to work in multiple prisons in Florida.
We discuss prison jobs programs, organizing against prison slavery, abolishing the 13th Amendment, and the Millions for Prisoners march in Washington, D.C.
Krystal Rountree discusses the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on August 19 in Washington, D.C. and the campaign to abolish the 13th amendment.
A prison strike against slave labor that is entering its third week has expanded to 46 facilities, with multiple lockdowns reported.
Prisoners across the country have planned a national labor strike action for September 9, 2016, the 4th anniversary of the rebellion at the Attica State Prison.
With wildfires blazing throughout the parched Western United States, the state of California has found a novel, though ethically questionable, way to save money on the state’s safety budget: Send state prisoners to work on the frontlines fighting forest fires for $2 per day. About 4,000 low-level felons from California’s state prisons are fighting the fires, operating out of so-called “conservation camps.”