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Prisoners nationwide to go on strike in protest of ‘prison slavery,’ will refuse to work and eat

Prisoners nationwide to go on strike in protest of ‘prison slavery,’ will refuse to work and eat

During protest time, inmates will sit in common areas or remain in their cells.

The protest is being organized by Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a prisoner-led faction of Industrial Workers of the World.

Most prisoners hold jobs while incarcerated, but are paid extremely low wages.

The rescission of The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act so that inmates “have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole.”

Additional rehabilitation programs in state prisons.

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