This Wednesday there is a national call in day to the warden of Central Prison in Raleigh and also the NC Director of Prisons about there cruel and unusual treatment of 8 prisoners who engaged in a sit down strike against atrocious working conditions. Their numbers as well as a script for some talking points are below. Pressure campaigns like this let the people in charge of prisons know that their indifference and cruelty are not invisible and they can’t destroy people with impunity. Your call will make a difference.
For more details and background on the case please go here.
“Hi My name is ____ and I’m calling to express deep concern about the treatment of 8 prisoners sentenced to I-Con for their role in a peaceful sit-down strike in the kitchen at Central Prison in Raleigh on December 16th.
These prisoners were expressing their deep frustration at the forced, long hours of their work; rather than even acknowledge their grievance, they were threatened with violence and are now effectively in solitary.
It is absolutely unacceptable to use solitary confinement or segregation as a form of political intimidation. I demand that you free these 8 prisoners back into general population, and address their labor grievances immediately, and I’ll continue to support them and spread news of their struggle however possible.”
Central Prison Warden Ken Lassiter
ph:(919) 733- 0800
fax: (919) 715-2645
NC Director of Prisons Robert C. Lewis
ph: (919) 838-4000
fax: (919) 733-8272