[act-ma] Monday April 8 6:30 PM Discussion of Control Unit Prisons

Mardge Cohen mardge.cohen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 07:37:29 PDT 2013


Monday April 8 6:30 PM  Discussion of Control Unit Prisons
Join social acitivist Nancy Kurshan for a reading and discussion fo her
recent book
"Out of Control:  A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons"

Connolly Branch of Boston Public Library  433 Centre Stree,Jamaica Plain, MA


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.
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