On September 9th, 2016, prisoners at Kinross Correctional Facility in Michigan participated in a nationwide strike against slave labor and horrific living conditions. At Kinross, the retaliation against participants was brutal. Nearly 150 inmates were charged with “incite to strike or riot” and placed in solitary confinement, with many having all of their possessions taken from them.
One of these brave participants was my friend Cedricx Doss, who has been in solitary for nearly 10 months at a different facility and is finally being transferred back to general population at Kinross. Cedricx has lost over 50 pounds while in solitary, resulting from the poor quality of food and the frequent disregard for his religious dietary restrictions. Additionally, all of his property, which took years to acquire, was taken from him.
Cedricx is a kind and strong spirited person who has been through hell this last year for resisting the disgusting treatment of our incarcerated comrades. He has never asked me for financial help, however I am trying to raise funds to help him repurchase a TV, Mp3 player, beard trimmer, headphones, boots, gym shoes, and other items that were stolen from him. I will send any funds raised in the next month to reach Cedricx by his birthday on September 3rd. Any donation to his GoFundMe will be helpful and deeply appreciated.
For more information about the September 9th, 2016 events and subsequent repression, see Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity (MAPS) here.