Saturday, September 10, 2016

American Slave: Prison Labor Rises

Thousands of Prisoners Strike Against Forced Labor 


September 10, 2016

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, Prison Radio's Noelle Hanrahan explains how and why prisoners organized what may be the largest prison strike in US history.

Thousands of prisoners across the nation are participating in what could be the largest prison strike in U.S. history. The strike, which is beginning on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, aims to draw attention to the unfair living and working conditions which incarcerated people face every day.

Noelle Hanrahan, P.I. is an investigative journalist, private investigator, and director of Prison Radio. Prison Radio produces 30 correspondents from prisons across the U.S. Hanrahan produced and co wrote the feature length documentary 'Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary' (2013), Street Legal Cinema. As a white working class lesbian, Noelle tries to amplify those voices that can illuminate the way forward. She lives in Philadelphia with her kids. 

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