Source: The Intercept

Florida prisoners prepare to strike, demanding an end to unpaid labor and brutal conditions

By: Alice Speri

Florida prisoners are calling for a general strike to start this week — marking the third mass action over the course of a year in protest of inhumane conditions in the state’s detention facilities. Detainees in at least eight prisons have declared their intention to stop all work on Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — to demand an end to unpaid labor and price gouging in prison commissaries, as well as the restoration of parole, among other requests. Read more here.

 

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