Alabama prisoners refusing to work in 2nd day of protest

9/28/2022 4:49:00 AM

Alabama prisoners refusing to work in 2nd day of protest

Alabama prisoners refusing to work in 2nd day of protest

Alabama inmates are in their second day of a work strike.

Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama inmates are in their second day of a work strike, refusing to labor in prison kitchens, laundries and factories to protest conditions in the state’s overcrowded, understaffed lock-ups.Sep 26, 2022 7:55 PM CDT Updated: Sep 26, 2022 8:11 PM CDT by Teresa Lawson Prison reform is often an unpopular topic across the state– as many believe the rights of inmates in the criminal justice system are being mishandled, leaving those inmates to suffer with physical and mental illness that seemingly go untreated.In a statement, ADOC says, “Controlled movement and other security measures have been deployed.September 27, 2022 Organizers and protesters hope that this show of outrage will push the Virginia Department of Education to rescind the recently announced policies.

Prisoners including those who provide food, laundry and janitorial services refused to show up for work at major state prisons again Tuesday, leaving staff scrambling to keep the facilities running.The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed the work stoppage was “still active in most male facilities.Kastello Vaughan – Photo from Alabama Department of Corrections Following the case of Kastello Vaughan, an inmate serving a 20-year sentence in the Elmore Correctional Facility and , today’s protest sought to reach the ears of the Alabama Department of Corrections to bring awareness to the care received by inmates and encourage overall change.” However, the department maintained that “facilities are operational and there have been no disruption of critical services.” Alabama News Network has confirmed with ADOC that the work stoppages involve inmates not performing their assignments.” Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.Alabama News Network has confirmed with ADOC that the work stoppages involve inmates not performing their assignments.All rights reserved.Pride Liberation Project has said these new policies “betray the original intent of the law,” and attack LGBTQIA+ students.

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Alabama prison inmate Kastellio Vaughan refused medical care after surgery, ADOC says“The ADOC offers medical assessment and treatment to all inmates but does not force them to accept that care,’’ the Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement. He is lucky to get medical attention he is getting. Yeah, the government can't kill someone to make them follow the law and they can't make people take their medicine. Vaughan is free to do whatever he wants with his body. It's freedom of choice! ADOC doesn’t get off that easy. If they saw his condition was deteriorating, they could have gone to the courts to force treatment. Plus why is he serving 20 years for a burglary charge?

Alabama inmates on strike, protests underway MondayOrganizers from the Alabama Prison Advocacy & Incarcerated Families United Group is pushing for ADOC to adopt a list of demands, including a repeal of the state's habitual offender law and an end to life without parole sentences.