The Florida Prison Strike AKA:Operation PUSH

Good info on the Florida Prison Strike, which has been using Operation PUSH as its hashtag on IG. I think Operation PUSH was Jesse Jackson’s organization back in the ’70’s — but this isn’t connected, just using the name. Angela Davis has spoken out in support of the strike, and some other people are getting on board. I’m not sure about Jackson.

Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons.

The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons

Updates on Operation PUSH in the Florida Department of Corrections

(Posted on SPARC 1/19/18. This link will get updated as new information comes in. Please send any news, photos, or videos to FightToxicPrisons@gmail.com)

gainesvillemlkbannerSupporters of Operation PUSH prisoners march among hundreds in local MLK parade, Gainesville, FL, Jan 15, 2018.

It’s been a hard silence for the past 5 days since Operation PUSH launched a statewide prisoner strike in the FL Department of Corrections prison system (FDOC or FDC) coinciding with Martin Luther King Day.

Information from prisoners is coming in at a much slower pace than people on the outside had anticipated, but reports are slowly and steadily making their way through the walls, despite many obstacles.

Thus far, we’ve heard from prisoners that there has been active participation or repression of some sort in the following prisons: Santa Rosa, Jackson, Gulf, Hamilton, Avon Park, Franklin, Holmes, Everglades, Reception…

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