Millions For Prisoner’s Human Rights March On Washington
As the prison population in the United States has grown well beyond that of any other nation the issue of how those prisoners are treated is coming to the forefront. America is starting to wake up to the fact that the ideals of of restoration and rehabilitation have been replaced by overcrowding, isolation, and deprivation within our prison system. The rise of for profit prisons has raised concerns about political corruption and highlighted the exception clause in the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that designates prisoners as slaves of the state. The Millions For Prisoner’s Human Rights March On Washington and many of the concerns being raised are coming from the prisoners themselves, in particular the nationwide Jail House Lawyers organization.
Millions For Prisoners Human Rights Core demands for Action:
A) We DEMAND the 13th amendment ENSLAVEMENT CLAUSE of the United States Constitution be amended to abolish LEGALIZED slavery in America.
B) We DEMAND a Congressional hearing on the 13th Amendment ENSLAVEMENT CLAUSE being recognized as in violation of international law, the general principles of human rights and its direct links to:
Private entities exploiting prison labor
Companies overcharging prisoners for goods and services
Private entities contracted by states/federal government to build and operate prisons. This would also include immigration detentions
Racial disparities in America’s prison population and sentencing
Policing: the disproportionate (unaccountable) killings by police in the black and brown communities
Felony Disenfranchisement laws
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 34,000 detention quotas
Producing the world largest prison population
On today’s broadcast host Jamie Jackson talks with three guests about the Millions For Prisoner’s Human Rights March On Washington scheduled for August. Her first guest will be Max Parthas, spoken word artist and one of the hosts of New Abolitionist Radio speaking on modern day slavery and the 13th amendment exception clause. Then Chrystal Roundtree one of the founders of the I Am We Ubuntu network for prisoners human rights about the March on Washington and how you can get involved. Then finally local IWW Activist Brianna Peril will talk about efforts here in Kansas City to get people to the march and the national prisoners strike that will coincide with the march.
Max Parthas – New Abolitionist Radio
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Website – http://blacktalkradionetwork.com/newabolitionistsradio
Chrystal Rountree – I Am We Ubuntu Network
FB – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MillionsforPrisonersMarch/?multi_permalinks=1536607716401773¬if_t=group_highlights¬if_id=1494642696029838
website – http://www.iamweubuntu.com/
Brianna Peril – IWW
email – [email protected]
Rally Bus website for the march –
Jail House Lawyers Speak – FB page https://www.facebook.com/BlkJailhouselawyer/?fref=nf