Reflections from Inside is an exclusive archive of audio interviews with people currently incarcerated in Michigan who witnessed and lived through the historic September prison strike. The September 9th strike sparked by workers incarcerated at Kinross was part of a series of nationwide actions organized by both folks within and outside prison walls, including with groups such as the Free Alabama Movement, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee IWOC of the Industrial Workers of the World, various Anarchist Black Cross chapters, Critical Resistance, and the National Lawyers Guild, amongst others.
February 3, by Harold Gonzales On Sept. The next morning, after retaliatory actions from staff, Kinross prisoners held a peaceful demonstration in the yard. Since then, hundreds have faced harsh, unjust retaliation. This photo illustrates a Jan. I will try to give you a brief, concise description of events that precipitated the fall event, the event itself and the actions of MDOC afterward.
Before I do so, though, I would like to share a perspective that I believe will help people to understand our plight.
They see it as a state agency run by a pseudo-government, governed by a system of checks and balances. What it really is, is a multi-million-dollar corporation. It outsources to outside bidders for contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, for huge kickbacks.
It is now beginning to monopolize the sale of goods and services to the inmate populations. Couple that with a system that creates its own policies, answers to itself and, because its merchandise is prisoners, has no real moral or ethical responsibilities, and you have the Michigan Department of Corrections, or MDOC!
It is hard for me to write these accounts because they are so numerous in blatant retaliatory actions against us, without any regard or fear of accountability. Now I can begin the story of the events at Kinross that culminated in the fall work stoppage, and the subsequent actions taken by the department.
All the inmates at what is now known as Kinross were transferred as a whole to that facility in the fall of The ventilation system, when turned on, caused three people to be rushed immediately to the hospital and 26 people ended up going in time.
There is more, but I will stop here. As you can see, though, the prison clearly was not ready for human or animal habitation. And so the onus of the cause of the protest was placed on Trinity, and the overall general conditions that it was really about were conveniently overlooked by the MDOC Public Relations Department.
The prison clearly was not ready for human or animal habitation. Kinross just created a united mindset to stand against it finally. Suddenly, everyone was an activist, willing to support in any way they could.
We exhausted all the avenues for legal redress on the issues to the kangaroo judicial system — it just happened to be the same system we were seeking redress from: Clearly, they were not going to answer in our favor and give in to the most hated enemy of Big Business: It reached the point where we were clearly able to see the nature of the animal we were dealing with and the futility of seeking justice from the system built, owned, written by and answering only to itself, without outside assistance.
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The Michigan Legislature Website is a free service of the Legislative Service Bureau in cooperation with the Michigan Legislative Council, the Michigan House of Representatives, the Michigan Senate, and the Library of Michigan. Work Release participants shall take the most direct route from the jail to their place of work, and the same for the return route.
If for some reason your work day has been cut short, you will be expected to return to the jail immediately.
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