This week is an interview with Samantha Johnson, from No New Jails in Brooklyn, New York. As we reported recently, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn recently was the target of large scale demonstrations, after prisoners expressed to their loved ones on the outside that they were being denied basic human needs such as heat, fresh food, and running water.

In the interview, Johnson describes being on the front lines of this protest and next steps. She also stresses the importance of working with families affected by incarceration, and how organizers have been able to join with these families to push an end to the inhumane treatment at MDC and other facilities around the United States.