In light of the 25th anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising on April 11-21 we wanted to draw attention to this pivotal event in Ohio and US prison resistance.
Prisoner survivors of this rebellion have spent these 25 years acting as beacons of resistance despite suffering in solitary confinement and on death row. Their persistent and stiff resistance has wrenched concessions from the State of Ohio, improved conditions for all prisoners at the supermax and inspired and participated in the burgeoning nation-wide prisoner resistance movement. From another cell-block occupation in 1997, to lawsuits against the supermax, to successful hunger strikes in 2011-2013, to death sentence resistance, to Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan’s participation and advocacy for the nation-wide strike and prisoner protest on September 9 2016, these prisoners have been at the heart of the burgeoning prisoner resistance movement.
This week we’ll send letters to Bomani Shakur (Keith Lamar) and Siddique Abdullah Hasan (Carlos Sanders) who are two well known revolutionary prisoners. We will also watch some clips from the film “Condemned,” which is about Bomani Shakur and the uprising.
RAM – NYC: Support Through the Walls is an abolitionist and anarchist organization that sends revolutionary literature to US prisoners. We recognize the prison industrial complex as one of the most draconian institutions in the United States and we want to offer our support as solidarity.
Wednesday, April 18th