This is a press release sent out by the Ida B. Wells Coalition:
Scroll down plz for Updates!
Support the Strike at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama!
Today, 48 hours before a peaceful work stoppage starts on Sunday, March 1, at St Clair Correctional Facility (SCCF) in Springville, Ala., riot police have been sent to the prison to beat, torture, and intimidate the men incarcerated at SCCF, whose demands include an end to severe overcrowding and filthy living conditions.
[Note added 2/28: the EJI is lawyer in a class action lawsuit against St. Clair CF, plz contact them too or forward yoru emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or call them also and ask them to take note and communicate with their clients: 334-269-1803. See below for update. Thank you]
Here’s how you can support the strike and help stop the brutality against the prisoners:email@example.com
- Call SCCF’s warden, Carter Davenport, at (205)467-6111. Tell him to stop the retaliation against the prisoners, who have a right to peacefully protest against their inhumane treatment.
- Send an email to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC). Go to the ADOC’s website, http://www.doc.state.al.us. Click contact us and then click constituent services. Type your message, addressing it to Warden Carter Davenport. Before sending your message, please sign it. (You don’t have to give your address.)
- Spread the word to others. We must flood the prison with phone calls and the ADOC with email.
JoNina Ervin – Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Rayson – Ida B. Wells Coalition Against Racism and Police Brutality, Email: – idabwellsinkc@gmailcom
On January 1st, 2014, the Free Alabama Movement was launched as a cross-racial collective action, with work stoppages at Holman, St. Clair and Elmore Correctional Facilities.
This is an inside-outside solidarity network that is working closely with the Ida B. Wells Coalition. We are looking to broaden the support for these courageous and conscious prisoners.
Literature created by these prisoners is available through the South Chicago ABC Zine Distro / P.O. Box 721 / Homewood, IL 60430. Check their website, etc.
Free Alabama Movement / P.O. Box 186 / New Market, Alabama 35761
Internet Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freealabamamovement
Antonia Brooks: 256.783.1044 Latosha Scott: 334.322.8989
Thanks to the efforts from the People who supported F.A.M. this morning and afternoon, the Riot Team has been ordered to leave St. Clair prison. Yet again, Brian Stevenson (EJI) seems to continue to screen his calls from the family members of the men at St. Clair.
Equal Justice Initiative has filed a class action lawsuit, but they have not returned to the prison to take any steps to protect the men from retaliation from the ADOC. In fact, despite several requests to do so, EJI and Brian Stevenson have not sent any notifications to the “class” that they claim to represent informing them of how to report retaliation or new claims.
No monitors or class representatives have been put in place at St. Clair, and many of the men at St. Clair don’t even know that the “class action” lawsuit includes them. If you have a loved one at St. Clair, we are asking that you contact EJI and demand that Brian Stevenson protect the class of plaintiffs that he and his “experts” will be getting PAID to represent.
Equal Justice Initiative
122 Commerce St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104