free alabama movement
June 18, 2021 -
Despite lawsuits instituting reforms, state prisons across the U.S. continue to be places of physical and sexual violence, especially against incarcerated people of color. Conditions got so bad in Alabama's prisons that the federal government recently sued the state for violating the Constitution. Robert T. Chase, a historian of prisons, says they need the same kind of scrutiny now faced by police.
September 16, 2016 -
Forty-five years to the day after the Attica uprising in New York, inmates across the United States organized a strike that spread to dozens of states. Prisoners in Alabama played a key role in planning the groundbreaking action against low-paid and unpaid labor and poor conditions.
August 17, 2016 -
Incarcerated people across the South and nation are planning to strike next month to protest forced work for little or no pay — part of a long history of labor organizing in U.S. prisons.