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On September 10, over 400 prisoners protested peacefully at Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, following the September 9 nationwide prison workers’ strike. While details are still emerging, we know that prisoners met with the wardens to peacefully communicate their demands. These demands included better wages, better quality and quantity of food, and no retaliation for the peaceful protest. Yet about 150 prisoners were accused of being instigators and were transferred to other facilities. In at least some cases, they were accused of “incite to riot” and placed in higher-security levels and disciplinary isolation.

Please call Michigan Department of Corrections director Heidi Washington as well as some of the facilities where prisoners formerly at Kinross may be facing punishment (see numbers and script below). Call every day this week: Monday, October 3, through Friday, October 7.

After calling, please comment on this Facebook page to let us know what happened.

Sample script:

“Hi. I’m calling about all the prisoners who were transferred from Kinross after their nonviolent demonstration on September 10. I demand that all charges against them be dropped, that all of them be removed from disciplinary segregation, that they be returned to their previous security levels and the general population, and that there be no further retaliation against them of any kind.”

Here is a detailed “how-to” video for calling prisons, if you feel nervous about phoning.

MDOC Director Heidi Washington: 517-241-7238 (if there’s no answer, leave a message on her assistant’s phone, Sandra Simon)

MDOC facilities with levels IV and V, where Kinross prisoners may have been transferred (ask for the office of the warden or deputy warden):

Alger Correctional Facility (LMF)
SECURITY LEVELS: IV and II
TELEPHONE: (906) 387-5000
Warden: Catherine S. Bauman

Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I and V
TELEPHONE: (906) 353-7070
Warden: Shane Place

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV; Protective Housing and Administrative Segregation
TELEPHONE: (616) 527-2510
Warden: Tony Trierweiler

Carson City Correctional Facility (DRF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (989) 584-3941
Warden: Sherman Campbell

Chippewa Correctional Facility (URF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (906) 495-2275
Warden: Jeffrey Woods

Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility (LRF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (231) 773-9200
Warden: Shane Jackson

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility (JCF)
SECURITY LEVEL: I, Secure Levels I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (517) 780-5000
Warden: Shawn Brewer

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (517) 265-3900
Warden: Paul Klee

Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF)
SECURITY LEVELS: II and V
TELEPHONE: (616) 527-6331
Warden: Willie Smith

Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I and II
TELEPHONE: (906) 495-2282
Warden: Duncan MacLaren

Macomb Correctional Facility (MRF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (586) 749-4900
Warden: Randall Haas

Marquette Branch Prison (MBP)
SECURITY LEVELS: I and V
TELEPHONE: (906) 226-6531
Warden: Robert Napel

Michigan Reformatory (RMI)
SECURITY LEVELS: II and IV
TELEPHONE: 616-527-2500
Warden: Carmen Palmer

Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF)
SECURITY LEVELS: II and IV
TELEPHONE: (231) 723-8272
Warden: Thomas Mackie

Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF)
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II, and IV
TELEPHONE: (989) 695-9880
Warden: Thomas Winn

St. Louis Correctional Facility (SLF)
SECURITY LEVEL: IV
TELEPHONE: (989) 681-6444
Warden: Mark McCluuick

Woodland Center Correctional Facility (WCC)
SECURITY LEVEL: IV
TELEPHONE: (734) 449-3320
Warden: Jodi DeAngelo-Kipp

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