hunger strikes

Failed Response to Coronavirus in Indiana Prisons (Pendleton Correctional Facility)

An article by Kevin "Rashid" Johnson exposing how Indiana prisons have responded to the pandemic. Since this article was first written, a hunger strike has broken out over the conditions described here.

Power to the people: A welcome prison victory in Ohio (January 2011)

A pair of articles by Bomani Shakur and Denis O'Hearn reporting on the successful outcome of the 2011 hunger strike by Lucasville defendants. This story was first posted by the San Francisco Bay View.

If We Must Die: Bomani Shakur's statement on launching a hunger strike (January 2011)

A statement by Bomani Shakur on the co-ordinated hunger strike launched by several Lucasville defendants in January 2011. This article was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Innocent on Death Row: An interview with Bomani Shakur/Keith LaMar

An interview with Lucasville Uprising prisoner Bomani Shakur/Keith LaMar, carried out by JR Valrey for Block Report Radio. This transcript was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Agreement to End Hostilities

A 2012 statement declaring an end to hostilities between racial and gang groups in the California prison system. This statement emerged from the mass hunger strike movement in California prisons in the early 2010s.

North Carolina hunger strikers thank supporters after winning concessions

Last week, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) put out a call to participate in a phone zap campaign in support of a hunger strike to win better conditions at the Scotland Correctional Institution in North Carolina. What follows is a message from one of the hunger strikers thanking people for taking part in the action.

1953: Uprising at the Norilisk Labour Camp

Monument to victims of Gulag in Norilsk

Account of a mass strike by inmates at the Norilag Gulag against executions and enforced labour.