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October 6, 2022
Alabama Said Prison Strike Was ‘Under Control.’ Footage Shows System in Deadly Disarray.
While prisoners protest unsafe conditions, “it just doesn’t let up,” say advocates.
October 1, 2022
What an Alabama Prisoners’ Strike Tells Us About Prison Labor
Exploitation of incarcerated people isn’t limited to lockups. Voters in some states have a chance to curtail it.
June 27, 2019
We Thought Our Prison Strike Was a Success. Then Came the Officers in Riot Gear
“Panic ensued as everyone braced for the inevitable attack.”
August 24, 2018
What’s Really Happening With the National Prison Strike?
Action is limited so far, but organizers are cheering the media attention.
August 22, 2018
A Former Warden’s View on Prison Strikes
“An inmate is there as punishment, not for punishment.”
September 27, 2016
A Primer on the Nationwide Prisoners’ Strike
Prisoners can be forced to work without pay — the Constitution says so.
September 21, 2016
Do Prison Strikes Work?
Amid a current prison work stoppage, here are five strikes and how they turned out.