US prison strike update: Guards join prisoners on strike in Alabama, uprising and lockdown in South Carolina

Cautiously pessimistic

Two pieces of news from the ongoing strike and wave of rebellion inside the US prison system:

First, guards at the notorious Holman prison, a facility in Alabama that holds many Free Alabama Movement organisers, have joined prisoners on strike. The FAM report states that “The officers at Holman, who have been defying ADOC policy and speaking publicly to the media, had communicated their plans to F.A.M. members, and expressed their support for non-violent and peaceful demonstrations against the human rights conditions existent at Holman.

Officers have also complained about overcrowding and the need for a mass release, more education and rehabilitation programs, as well as issues with disease and filth. Officers reserved their harshest criticism towards the Commissioner’s officer and what they perceive as a lack leadership from Commissioner Dunno and Culliver.”

Buzzfeed has more, including video clips from inside the prison.

Over in South Carolina, it’s reported…

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