This update from Fight Toxic Prisons details the Florida State Prison system’s attack on prisoner Kevin “Rashid” Johnson. Johnson has been charged with “inciting a riot” simply for writing about #OperationPUSH, a economic strike and boycott against prison slavery, price gouging, and for the reconstitution of parole.
Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is being tortured at the Florida State Prison according to an “emergency note” Rashid’s lawyers received from him yesterday dated 1/19.
It is suspected the torture began sometime between 1/12 and 1/19 since there was no mention of it in his 1/12 communication.
No other details are available at this time but we will post updates here once we have them.
This comes immediately after news that Rashid faces an “inciting a riot” charge for merely reporting on #OperationPUSH. You can read Rashid’s original reporting on Operation PUSH and the conditions in Florida prisons on IWOC’s site here.
Rashid is the Minister of Defense of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) and a prolific organizer, author, and artist.
You can write to Rashid here:
Kevin Johnson #158039
Florida State Prison, PO Box 800
Raiford, FL 32083