Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
13 Oct 2016

Prison Strike Leader Transferred To ‘Bully Unit’ As Alabama Tries To Break Strike

One of the leading voices behind the national prison strike against slavery was transferred to Kilby Correctional Facility, known among Alabama prisoners to be a “bully unit,” where prisoners deemed disruptive are brutalized. Kinetik Justice-Amun, also known as Robert Earl Council, is a member of the Free Alabama Movement and was

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11 Oct 2016

Muslim Prisoner Calls 60-Day Punishment For Interview On Prison Strike ‘Excessive’

The rules and infractions board at the Ohio State Penitentiary punished Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan with 60 days of phone and email restrictions after he did an interview with NPR. His punishment started on October 5, and it is partly stunning because one of his attorneys was initially informed he would only

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Still image from video published by Free Alabama Movement. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wvRvB4kBls
07 Oct 2016

Video Of Alabama Prisoner Is Rare Example Of Free Expression From Incarcerated Person

Wheeler’s testimony is a rare example of a prisoner’s stories and experiences shared without the monitoring or interference of prison administrators.

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06 Oct 2016

How Some Prisons Swiftly Moved To Undermine National Prison Strike

More details are finally being shared on what happened in the early days of a massive national prison strike that has now lasted for about a month.

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Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan. Photo via Lucasville Amnesty. Source: http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/2016/08/detailed-update-from-imam-siddique.html
04 Oct 2016

Ohio Muslim Prisoner Threatened With Punishment For NPR Interview On Prison Strike

Ohio prisoner Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan says he was recently threatened with disciplinary action by an investigator at the Ohio State Penitentiary for speaking on the National Public Radio program, “On Point,” about the September 9 national prison strike. Hasan, who is a Muslim spiritual leader on death row for his alleged

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29 Sep 2016

Resistance Continues As Historic Prison Strike Enters Fourth Week

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

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29 Sep 2016

Why Women Joined—And Didn’t Join—One Of The Largest Prison Strikes In US History

The number of incarcerated women participating in a national prison strike launched on September 9 may be very small compared to the number of incarcerated men, however, their actions have been no less significant. “I would like you and supporters to know that there was a symbolic protest at Washington

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27 Sep 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 18: Prison Strike Update

On this episode, we keep the focus on the massive, nationwide #PrisonStrike that began on September 9th and which we covered in our last episode.

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27 Sep 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Abolish Legal Slavery’ By Moe Shinola

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Moe Shinola of Kansas City, Missouri, produced a protest song to coincide with the launch of the national prison labor strike on September 9. Called “Abolish Legal Slavery,” it specifically highlights what Shinola described as the “corporate exploitation of prison labor” and the “prisoner exception to the

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley tours Holman after multiple uprisings in March 2016. (Photo from Governor Bentley's office)
26 Sep 2016

Guards May Have Gone On Strike At Holman Correctional Facility In Alabama

The Free Alabama Movement put out a statement suggesting the guards at Holman correctional facility in Alabama went on strike.

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