Last week marked the 49th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion. In this episode of Kite Line, we finish our conversation with Dr. Orisanmi Burton. A professor at American University, Dr. Burton introduces us to the diverse demands of the Attica rebels, as well as misconceptions about the demands and the rebellion itself. He also speaks to the legacy of Attica today and its continued role in prisoner struggles.
Dr. Burton’s interview with Funambulist Magazine and his presentation at the Making/Unmaking Mass Incarceration conference both introduce additional dimensions of the Attica Rebellion.
His presentation is during the Prison Activism panel is here.
and his article in Funambulist is here.
You can print and sign the petition for Monroe County’s increased COVID-19 safety protocol in the jail here.
Information about the upcoming execution of an Indiana prisoner named Billie Allen is here.
There will be a demonstration on Allen’s behalf on Sunday, September 20th, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Information here.