[act-ma] Battle against control unit prisons

Mardge Cohen mardge.cohen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 17:33:06 PDT 2013

Join social activist Nancy Kurshan for a reading and discussion of her
recent book

*Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons*

Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m.

*Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library*

*433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain ~ 617.522.1960*

 In 1985 Chicago activist Nancy Kurshan and others formed the Committee to
End the Marion Lockdown (CEML). They discovered that the notorious federal
prison in Marion, Illinois had started a brutal form of prisoner control:
long-term, even permanent, isolation in a single cell. Her book tells the
inspiring story of how the committee organized hundreds of educational
programs and demonstrations to expose and abolish “end-of-the-line”
prisons. By exposing the “Marion model” (“horror on steroids”), the book
and their work vividly show the racist nature of the U.S. prison system and
how to build a national movement to fight it.

Thanks for posting.
Mardge Cohen MD
PI, Women Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)
Medical Director, Women's Equity in Access to Care and Treatment (WE-ACTx)
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
312 925-5660
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