More Frequent Updates

We've been using this blog less and our facebook group more often, for random updates and events. So, if you wanna know what we're doing right now, go here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Reportback: Amnesty Intl Conference.

So, Amnesty International at OSU held a human rights conference on Sat April 9th. One part of this conference was a panel discussion on human rights abuses in US prisons.

The panel was comprised of Brian Wells, Executive Director of T.O.U.C.H. Eric Crew, Advocate with Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJCP) and Sharon Dannon of the Lucasville Uprising Freedom Network. Each spoke for 15 minutes, and then things were opened up to questions.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Protest this weekend!

Some members of Redbird Prison Abolition will be heading to Youngstown on Sunday to participate in a rally outside the Ohio State Penitentiary. If you would like to join us, contact Ben or 414 305 9832

The protest is April 10, 2:30 PM, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, OH. Carpool with us!

There are two issues the rally will be focusing on:

1. Native American prisoner Janson Campbell, who recently went on hunger strike to gain access to items needed for his worship practices. Read more about him here.

2. The continued confinement in solitary, on death row, of the Lucasville negotiators. April 11th is the anniversary of the uprising. We've raised money and awareness for them in the past. Read about that here. Also, here is a statement from one of the inmates, Bomani, made 4 years ago on the 14th anniversary of the uprising.