This picture depicts the kitchen at Draper Correctional Facility in Alabama. What you see is pure filth and about 20 health code violations from mops in the cooking area, chemicals next to cooking pots, broken tile, and a cooking pot placed on a nasty floor to be filled with water to prepare food…
Mothers and Families
P.O Box 186
New Market, AL 35761
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Greeting from Mothers and F.A.M.lilies:
May this letter find you in the best of spirit and health in spite of your circumstance of being incarcerated in Alabama. We hope to lift your spirit by letting you know that we are in this fight with you for freedom, justice and civil and human rights until the end. Over the past 3 years, we have been fighting relentlessly alongside FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT and all others for justice in Alabama. Among our many activities have been:
1) Conducting protests at numerous prisons and in Montgomery to help bring awareness to the problems with ADOC, including the need for a mass release;
2) Promoting the Alabama FREEDOM BILL and demanding its passage by the Alabama Legislature;
3) Hosting rallies and workshops under the banner of INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama;
4) Meeting with local, state and federal official to address police brutality and other forms of corruption in ADOC;
5) Fighting for real wages for labor in ADOC so that working men and women can send money home to their families and children instead of enriching politicians in Montgomery;
6) Demanding changes to the Alabama parole board to provide for more paroles and more clearly defined criteria for mandatory parole;
7) Transparency and media access inside of ADOC; and more.
For the remainder of 2016, M.A.F. will be coordinating and conducting a Freedom Tour 2016 to canvas all of the prisons in the State of Alabama to garner support from more mothers and family members for our Movement to end Mass Incarceration in Alabama and throughout the Nation. If you are interested in becoming a part of this Movement or if you have any information that may be of use to us, please contact us.
Lastly, we want to remind everyone that the fight against Governor Bentley’s Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act and the construction of new prisons spending millions of dollars in Alabama is not over. The bill will now head to the Senate floor for debate and a vote in the next regular session of the Alabama Legislature. Be sure to contact your State Representatives to let them know that we oppose this plan. We want Education, Rehabilitation and Re- Entry Programs, not more economic exploitation and abuse.
Mothers and F.A.M.ilies
Greeting from FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT
Join us on June 25. 2016 , beginning at 2 pm for our “INCARCERATED LIVES MATTER ” event at Kelly Ingram Park, in Birmingham , Alabama.
We will be discussing issues that affect
the lives of those incarcerated in the Alabama Department of Corrections and devising solutions to the problems that we are experiencing with mass incarceration. Topics of discussion will include:
1) Developing plans for a mass release and improved conditions of confinement that will be coordinated through class-civil litigation, calls for intervention by the US Dept of Justice, the United Nation, and other affiliate organizations, including the National Movement Against Mass Incarceration and PrisonSlavery, The Ordinary Peoples Society, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, and others;
2) Overhauling Alabama’s Parole Board to include demands for an “automatic” parole eligibilty criteria;
3) Revising Alabama’s Habitual Felony Offender Act and abolishing sentences of LWOP and the death penalty; solitary confinement; mental health treatments and release of the mentally ill; protecting the rights of women; expansion of rights to children who have a patent incarcerated ;
4) Changing laws that allow for children to be prosecuted as adults and substantially amending Alabama’s First Offender and Youthful Offender laws;
5) Promoting Free Alabama Movement’s “FREEDOM BILL” for Education, Rehabilitation, and Re-Entry Preparadness;
6) Ending free labor and other economic exploitations in Alabama prisons;
freealabamamovement@Gmail.com, mothersandfamilies3@Gmail.com, or call 256-203-4371.
Free food and refreshments, and limited free transportation will be available.
Kinetik Justice, a prison strike organizer and co-founder of the Free Alabama Movement, spoke with Democracy Now! from solitary confinement at Holman Correctional Facility: “These strikes are our methods of challenging mass incarceration, as we understand the prison system is a continuation of the slave system.”
After receiving numerous phone calls from family members and photographs from conditions inside Holman prison, FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT and other representatives are calling for federal authorities and Human Rights attorneys to investigate allegations of Human Rights violations taking place at Holman to punish peaceful protests.
Reports indicate that officers are leaving dorms in filth, not taking out trash, leaving showers and soiled laundry unclean, in efforts to punish peaceful demonstrations.
The men in Holman prison also allege that officers are violating their Human Rights by serving inadequate meals and attempting to use starvation tactics in violation of Federal and International law and treatise against Torture through food.
Basic nutritional calories and food portions are not being met.
The men confined at Holman prison are asking supporters to contact the Human Rights Watch, all media, and Human Rights attorneys and request that they come to the prison and begin taking complaints. Living conditions include leaky ceiling with Black mole and other harmful conditions in the showers that are causing infections.
Showers filled with mole and bacteria.
Tarps being used to contain leaks in roof.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
Center For Disease Control and Prevention
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636),TTY: 888-232-6348
Alabama Department of Public Health | Montgomery, AL | 1-800-252-1818 |
Today, May 3, 2016, there sits over 2.5 million people in the prisons, jails, and immigration detention facilities throughout u.s.a.
In one form of another, most of us are “subjects” to a government program called mass incarceration. The people who have been the targets and victims of this program are mostly poor, black and brown, but also include every nationality and race in u.s.a.
Some are collateral consequences, while others are mentally ill. The thing that all have in common is that we are being oppressed by our own government for the service of a for-profit business model that has taken over America’s prisons.
For addicts, there is no rehabilitation. For the mentally ill, there are no services. For those who committed “crimes”, there is no educational or job training. There is only a profit motive for ALL. There is no doubt that there are also many innocent, overcharged, self-rehabilitated, and simply underserving people still trapped with no way out.