Starving for change: Hunger strike underway since June 10 in Georgia’s Jackson State Prison

Moorbey'z Blog

July 2, 2012
 

by Black Agenda Report managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

This is the photo of Miguel Jackson after he was beaten with a hammer-like weapon. Guards suspected he was a leader of the mass sit-down strike in Georgia prisons on Dec. 9, 2010.

Since June 10, according to accounts from prisoners and their families and Rev. Kenneth Glasgow of The Ordinary Peoples Society and the Prodigal Child Project, an undetermined number of prisoners at Georgia’s massive Diagnostic and Classification Prison near the city of Jackson have been on a hunger strike.

Back in December 2010, Black, Brown and white inmates in several Georgia prisons staged a peaceful protest, remaining in their dorms and cells rather than go to meals or work assignments. Their reasonable demands included wages for work, speedier and more transparent status reviews, decent food, real medical care, a more sane visitation policy and…

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