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From Inside: Reflecting; Untitled

Poems from a prisoner inside Florida’s system. REFLECTING By Mario These wasted years have been my biggest regrets, Spent in prisons I’ll never forget. Pondering, reminiscing about the things I’ve done; The crying, laughing, hurt and the fun. Now it’s just me with my hard driven guilt; Inside these steel jungles I’ve allowed to be […]

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Frequently Asked Questions on Prison Slave Labor in Florida

[This document is a work in progress, as part of an organizing collaboration which has grown out of #OperationPUSH. You can TAKE ACTION here. Please share your suggestions on the FAQ at Gaine[email protected]] 1.What is prison slavery? (n.) bondage, servitude, human-trafficking and/or unpaid labor associated with the modern prison system. When the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ended […]

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On the Anniversary of #OperationPUSH, Support Prison Strikers Facing Repression

Last year today, over 160 groups signed on in support of #OperationPUSH demands, adding their voice to Florida prisoners demanding dignity, justice and a recognition of their continued humanity despite convictions. Since the national prisoner strike of September 2016, prisoners across Florida have been throwing consistently down against the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) administration […]

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End Prison Slavery

The enforced slave labor in the FDOC is a literal continuation of the old antebellum slave system, selectively enforced against people of color and the poor and based upon the 13th Amendment which only modified slavery at the end of the Civil War in 1865, to permit enslavement of those convicted of crimes.  It was […]

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All Eyes On Florida and Texas: Heat Turned Up Around Juneteenth Call To Action

Groups Across Florida Join Juneteenth Call to Action Against Prison Slavery Amidst Reports of Lockdowns, Strikes, Walkouts and Possible FDOC Secretary’s Resignation For Immediate Release: 6/15/2018 Alachua County, FL – The Gainesville chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) have joined the call, initiated by prisoners […]

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Operation PUSH Timeline

A continuously updated timeline of Operation PUSH, a Florida prison strike that started on MLK Day. This is a continuously updated article on the events taking place under Operation Push. To learn more about Operation PUSH and how you can support it, visit the campaign page. For breaking news follow IWOC and Fight Toxic Prisons on Twitter and Supporting Prisoners And […]

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Time on Ice: Florida Officials Torture Prisoners With Freezing Strip Cells

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson When I first arrived in the Florida prison system on June 22, 2017, and was thrown in solitary confinement in the latest of numerous retaliatory interstate transfers for publicizing and resisting prison abuses, I questioned and discussed with numerous other prisoners our being forced to live in sweltering cells without air-conditioning, […]