Filed under: Action, Anarchist Movement, Incarceration, Midwest
Report back from car bloc and noise demo outside of prison facility in so-called Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After a week of ongoing actions, FFUP took to the street! For a little more than an hour, cars circled the block that the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility takes up (10th street, State street, Highland ave, 11th street). At one point during the power hour, 16 cars were counted as taking part in this noise demonstration.
In this prison, three staff members have tested positive for COVID 19. From the outside it looks like an office building, however it is actually a building within a building: the windows do not reach into the prison. The spread of this disease throughout MSDF is inevitable as all of the air is recycled. Prisoners in this dungeon are given no outside rec time and never see sunlight.
Demonstration demanding release of people at MSDF after a staff member tested positive for covid19 and before a full breakout of the infection.
Posted by FFUP on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
In the video above, anarchist and prison abolitionist Ben talks extensively about how the Wisconsin DOC continues not to address the issue of COVID 19. Additionally, he discusses issues with the prison system in Wisconsin more generally. Specifically discussing the death of Muhammad Bracey at Columbia Correctional Institute, as well as other deaths that occurred as a result of Warden Susan Novak’s policies and her continued provocation of prisoners at CCI.
For more updates on the situation within Wisconsin’s DOC and the efforts of Forum For Understanding Prisons, check out PrisonForum.org or follow them on facebook @prisonforum. To learn more about the dungeon that is MSDF, check out closeMSDF.org.