This week, we share urgent messages – kites – sent by a range of people caught up in the prison system. It’s important to listen for the voices of prisoners, whether it’s the hunger strike declaration by a longterm inside organizer like Shaka Shakur, Jessica Reznicek’s reflections as she is about to enter prison as an unrepentant water protector, or Flexxboi Diggy’s creatively writing raps from inside an Indiana county jail. If one of the ways prison functions is by isolating people and silencing their voices, we can instead work to amplify those voices, and link the struggles they are speaking from.
We are also sharing the monthly round-up on prisoner resistance generously contributed by Perilous Chronicle.
See Shaka’s statement at IDOC Watch.
Listen to more of Flexxboi Diggy’s music at his Soundcloud.