[act-ma] 5/03 Mayday action at Boston Detention Center (today)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun May 3 10:09:17 PDT 2020

Boston Mayday Committee writes

The Boston May Day Coalition will be at the jail (South Bay) at 3 PM on 
Sunday to show solidarity and defend the rights of the prisoners in the 
jail. We will arrive between 2:30 and 2:45 and gather at the beginning 
of Bradston Street near Mass Ave. At 3 PM we will then walk over to the 
jail which is at the end of Bradston Street. We are asking everyone to 
wear a mask or bandana and gloves. Gloves will be provided for all 
participants. We will be walking 6 feet apart from each other and keep 
the same distance from each other when we arrive. All will be welcome to 
speak during the action. We will be leaving at around 4 PM. We will 
leave earlier if the police order us to disperse. Anyone can call me if 
they have any questions.

Here are the demands:

1) Empty the prisons! This state does not have a death sentence. Let’s 
not have their sentences turn into one through negligence or malice.

2) Release everyone in federal immigration detention, nationwide.

3) Release all parole eligible detainees.

4) Eliminate bail. No one should be at risk of infection and death due 
to poverty.

5) Eliminate all unnecessary parole meetings and all parole revocations 
for technical violations.

6) With visits suspended, lift all fees for calling family members.

7) During this pandemic, all prisoners need testing, single cells, and 
sufficient space to socially distance. This must not replicate solitary 
confinement, which is recognized by the UN as a form of torture.

8) Reduce the level of admission to prisons and jails. No more arrests 
for petty offenses.

9) Vacate bench warrants. Forgive the fines and fees.

10) No denials of due process



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