prison strikes

The Fire Inside

A collection of reports and analysis from prisoners and outside supporters on the September 9th 2016 prison strike, the future, and prisoner resistance in general

Freedom First!

A zine examining the role of prisoner resistance in prison abolition efforts, first hosted at the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee site.

Let the Crops Rot in the Fields

Important document from the Free Alabama Movement, setting out a strategy for direct economic action against mass incarceration.

2010: State Wide Prisoner Strike in Georgia

1995: Full Sutton Prisoners Strike

History of a strike at Full Sutton prison that was broken up by the riot squad

1971: New Mexican Prison Strike

This strike by New Mexico penitentiary inmates has been overshadowed by the more violent and dramatic uprising in 1980, though many of the causes and tensions were the same.

1973: Prisoners Take Control of Walpole Prison

In 1973 inmates at Walpole prison took advantage of a prison guards strike to take control of the day to day running of the facility.

2001-02: California Prisoner Hunger Strike

1953: Prisoner Strikes at the Vorkuta Gulag

In 1953 following news of Stalin's death inmates in gulag complex in Vorkuta struck in protest of their conditions. In response the Soviet Authorities violently crushed the strike.

1919: Prison Strikes at Fort Leavenworth

In 1919 the prison population for military prisons had swelled. In response to the pressure and arbitrary sentencing inmates at the Fort Leavenworth prison started a series of prison strikes.