Countdown to the Human Rights Coalition’s Juneteenth Parade: 12 days!
[When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 / Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 / Time: Noon]
“Prisoners, their families, and organizations that work with prisoners must participate in this campaign to abolish control units and expose their abuses.”
This quote is from Brother Robert X Holbrook. He is currently incarcerated at SCI Greene, held in solitary in the Special Management Unit. To learn more about the case of Robert Holbrook and juvenile lifers in PA, read this story:
“The previous method employed by the prison system to break prisoners was to break “bones.” They relied on brute force and unrestrained violence. The method was flawed in that it usually only strengthened prisoner’s resistance and made them stronger. The prison system therefore directed its resources to develop a method of confinement that would destroy a prisoner’s mind and his will to resist. Given control units’ track record in driving men crazy, it is not surprising that the majority of prisoners sent into it are either politically conscious prisoners, prison lawyers, or rebellious young prisoners. It is this class of prisoners that occupies the control units in the prison systems across the United States.
Prisoners, their families, and organizations that work with prisoners must participate in this campaign to abolish control units and expose their abuses.”
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