Administrators are forcing inmates participating in the Angola labor strike back to work at gunpoint. This is what slavery looks like. Support these human beings. Call your congressional rep, call the prison, call everyone you know and tell them to raise their voice against this. 

Here is a first hand account from a prisoner inside of the strike. 

 

The work stoppage on that block has been going on for about a month. About 50 prisoners were refusing to work. On Friday, they were given an ultimatum that if they did not return to work the next week (this week) they’d be placed in solitary. On Monday they continued to strike. On Tuesday morning the warden and assistant were warden went in to break the strike. The warden called them n—�-s and the asst warden hit another prisoner with the wooden rod. That is when prisoners retaliated in self-defense. 27 of those who had been refusing continued to refuse, so I guess the rest went to the fields. On Wednesday morning the warden and assistant warden returned with guns drawn and forced everybody back to work at gunpoint.

"Classmates Not Cellmates"
 
Decarcerate Louisiana is a "social change movement, connecting people working for restorative justice inside and outside the prison system.”  You can read more about the movement here

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