prison strike

Georgia Prison Strike is Spreading

Georgia Prisoners’ Strike:
“We locked ourselves down.”

December 13, 2010
by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway

In a protest that appears to be spreading through Georgia’s prison system, inmates are striking for better conditions. One interesting facet of this rare prison strike, which reaches across multiple facilities and across racial and factional lines, is the participants’ use of self-imposed lockdown to serve their own goals.