Update: the SCDSA membership has unanimously moved to support the National Prison Strike, 29th August 2018.
In complete agreement the Space Coast DSA Steering Committee has provisionally resolved to support the August 21st National Prison Strike, to be presented to local membership at the next chapter meeting for complete endorsement.
Florida prisons are some of the worst in the country and we support any measure to help improve the lives of inmates who perform unpaid or underpaid labor, live in substandard conditions, or are even boiled alive.
Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the nation declare a nationwide strike in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina. Seven comrades lost their lives during a senseless uprising that could have been avoided had the prison not been so overcrowded from the greed wrought by mass incarceration, and a lack of respect for human life that is embedded in our nation’s penal ideology. These men and women are demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.