The Lucasville Uprising was a historic prison uprising in which black and white prisoners united in protest over inhumane prison conditions. Out of that five prisoners were framed for murders of prisoners that took place during the rebellion. They were all sentenced to death and have been kept in solitary confinement and denied even the most basic of rights typically afforded death row inmates.
Four of the five are now engaged in a hunger strike in hopes of winning the few rights they are due before they are executed.
People can keep up with the hunger strike and join in the campaign to support the Lucasville Five by doing the following.
- Join the Facebook Support Page
- Sign the online petition
- Email lucasvillefreedom(at)gmail.com to get connected with the campaign
- Call or write Gary Moore, Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222