Friday, September 09, 2016

Breaking News: Rev. Pinkney Transferred to Muskegon!

Two days ago, Rev. Pinkney was transferred out of Marquette Branch Prison, which he often described as Michigan's "concentration camp." He is now at West Shoreline Correctional Facility (MTF) in Muskegon Heights. We look forward to hearing more from him about the transfer and the conditions at his new facility.

It is critical that we send Rev. Pinkney letters, cards, and postcards to let the administration at this new facility know how much we support Rev. Pinkney. Please write to:
Rev. Edward Pinkney #294671, West Shoreline Correctional Facility, 2500 S. Sheridan Drive, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

Also, Nationwide Prison Worker Strike on the 45th Anniversary of the Attica Uprising

Today, September 9th, also marks 45 years since the Attica Uprising in New York. The Marshall Project writes: "On September 9, 1971, prisoners seized control of the upstate New York facility and took 42 staff hostage. The ensuing stand-off lasted two days, leaving 43 men dead and 89 more wounded. At that time, the Attica riot marked the deadliest single encounter between Americans – Indian massacres aside – since the civil war....Follow @AtticasGhosts to see how Attica all went down."

On this anniversary, prisoners across the United States are starting a prisoner work stoppage to protest prison slavery! See the call and a list of nationwide solidarity events. In Michigan, there will be a protest starting at 4:30 in East Lansing and another starting at 7:30 in Detroit.