Hunger Strikes, Uprisings, And The Politics Of Who Gets Released From Prison

TRNN’s Eddie Conway tracks prison uprisings and discusses how these protests could pave the way for radical change in mass incarceration.

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19 thoughts on “Hunger Strikes, Uprisings, And The Politics Of Who Gets Released From Prison

  1. Well I counted 22 Chinese food store reopened in my local community including beer distributors, they should have been reevaluated in the Health inspections every other day since they open , for coronavirus between meals including China Town in Philadelphia reopened. Meanwhile the BJ club members are treated scavengers.

  2. Prison riots can and will spill out into the streets if shtf on the streets. Make no mistakes it will be survival of the fittest when shtf

  3. The 13th Amendment needs to be amended it made state sponsored slavery the only form allowed we need to abolish slavery in all forms in our country. We need an actual Human Rights Amendment that states that a person is a countable human, one person one vote, freedom of movement, universal nationalized healthcare, universal education, the economy is owned by the people, paper ballot mail voting, gender equality, NO STATE SPONSORED SLAVERY!.

  4. PRISONERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION!!!!!!! let them do their hunger strike. It’s just like you little kids when they pull a temper tantrum. Give them masks and gloves. And I’ll Guarantee you they will not wear them. Up to their desperate tricks to be free and go out and kill or rob again. ❤️🙏🏼🇺🇸👍

  5. So many cover ups in the Hudson Valley area and the local media is in fear to publish these stories. Politicians have them so afraid it's gotten so bad that, they have them in their pockets. Black people speak out and get harassed and/or arrested. Research this if you think for 1/10th of second this is falsehood or alternative facts.

  6. A fair sentiment audio needs to be louder and balanced, other than that good topic of reporting. I don't listen to mainstream media and controlled media at all. I work for ZIONIST that are trying to terminate me. But I have recorded audio of bias, racial sentiment etc… And if I'm terminated or found dead my retained attorney/family/friends have copies of the audio. You would be intrigued by the the stories that happen in the Hudson Valley area of NY. They placed the homeless in Dutchess County Jail in pods. However, the Coronavirus CORVID 19 is in building as well.

  7. Iran’s Judiciary dismisses UN rights report on prison furloughs amid virus outbreak
    uesday, 21 April 2020 10:48 AM  [ Last Update: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 10:48 AM ]
    This file photo shows a court hearing session in the city of Mashhad, Iran (By ISNA)

    The Iranian Judiciary has dismissed as politically-motivated a United Nations human rights report that suggests Iranian prisoners face discrimination when it comes to receiving furloughs during a new coronavirus outbreak, saying Iran’s performance in dealing with the issue — compared to that of the West — has been “exemplary.”

    “The Islamic Republic’s performance in both protecting the inmates’ health and prisons’ security and granting furloughs to them can be looked upon as an exemplary and outstanding model, “ Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Tuesday.


    Esmaeli's remarks came after UN human rights experts called for the immediate release of prisoners, including dual nationals and foreigners, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit Iran and other world states.

    Iran furloughs 70,000 prisoners as it battles virus
    Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi says Iran has temporarily released around 70,000 prisoners in order to prevent a further spread of the new coronavirus.

    In a report released on Friday, UN experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, said the Islamic Republic should expand its temporary release of thousands of detainees, claiming that “Iran’s prisons have long-standing hygiene, overcrowding and healthcare problems.”

    Esmaeli said that the UN experts would better report on what the United States, Britain and other European countries, where the coronavirus is more prevalent than in Iran, have done about their detainees.

    “We have not seen any reports of furloughs or assistance to detainees from the countries” making such claims against Iran, he said, stressing that justice has been served and no distinction has been made among the inmates.

    Ismaili said that Iran has recently furloughed more than 1,000 foreigners in order to prevent a further spread of the pandemic.

    “We do not recognize dual citizenship, and our criteria for granting leave are the type of crime, the time served, the potential risks that an individual can pose to the society, and the eligibility to parole,” he added.

    The coronavirus first emerged in China and later spread to other world countries. Iran has so far reported 84,802 cases of infection with the virus and 5,297 deaths from COVID-19. Over 60,900 patients have also recovered.

    The overall COVID-19 infections and fatalities in Iran have shown a downward trend in recent weeks.

    As a result, Iran has eased some restrictions triggered by the coronavirus contagion, allowing low-risk businesses to reopen following weeks of closure with the aim of slowing the spread of the virus while providing relief to businesses and wage-earners.

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