Prisoners across America are planning a hunger strike and work stoppage for three weeks to bring attention to prison conditions. Apparently, the prisoners believe they’re the NFL.
Prison inmates across the country are preparing to go on strike by refusing to eat or work, as a way to protest what they call ‘prison slavery’ and poor conditions.
Though the extent of the planned strike is not known, prisoners in at least 17 states say they will be taking part in coordinated action, which will begin on Tuesday and last through September 9.
Like I give a f**k if prisoners stop eating. The big question is how long am I going to have to wait for my damned license plates?
The masterminds of the strike have issued a list of 10 ‘demands’, including an improvement of prison conditions, an end to life imprisonment, and an end to low-paid jobs behind bars.
Shut the f**k up, convict. You’re in prison, not at Job Corps.
Currently, hundreds of thousands of inmates work behind bars, in jobs ranging from GED tutors to custodial and other work that helps prisons run. The average pay runs about 20 cents an hour.
Now, prisoner advocates say that the low-paid work amounts to ‘slavery’ and demanding that taxpayers pay inmates higher wages for their work behind bars.
I agree. Thee solution is cutting off work – and pay – for every convict, effective immediately.