Waupun Prisoners Refuse Food to Protest Solitary Confinement!!
Incarcerated workers are one of the easiest group of workers to abuse. The reasons for this are many. Chief amongst these are the fact that few people actually ever see them. With the exception of the prison employees (gaurds, medical staff, ...) most prisoners see few people and have limited time with them and family issues generally are of greater importance in the immediacy of the moment of visitation. A great many incarcerated workers have limited or no contact with the outside world at all.
This tends to increase the amount of abuse since there is no spotlight currently capable of putting a stop to this due to another major reason that these situations arise is that a great many non-incarcerated workers have been led to believe that it is ok to treat them in such a manner simply because they're "criminals" which equates to less than human. No longer do people feel that prisoners need rehabilitation so they can be reintegrated to "society" when their sentence is complete. This is completely dehumanizing and demoralizing. And workers incarcerated have few means at their disposal to alert the outside world to their plight.
Like everything in this "society" we live in it can be changed. The prisoners cannot do it alone. They need all our help. Me. You. And everyone we know. And those we don't yet know. It's gonna take more than a village. Read more here.
Voices from Behind WI Prison Gates Volume 1, Issue 1
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