Cage Flight 2

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Cage Flight: Monthly Prison News & Action
Hosted by Bloomington IN Anarchist Black Cross

Monday, May 30th, 7 – 8pm
Boxcar Books

This is the second installment of Cage Flight, a monthly evening of
prison news and action. We will discuss developments in the cases of our friends and comrades, as well as prison uprisings and prisoner resistance.

We will have materials for writing letters and sending packages in addition to information on how to support prisoners through call-in campaigns, bids for parole, and fundraisers. Additionally, we look forward to discussions about how to add to that list. We also intend to use Cage Flight to make connections and build correspondence with Indiana prisoners.

Call-in to support a prisoner in struggle

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Otis Carr is currently imprisoned at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, Indiana and he is requesting our help! Below is a brief description of his situation, and what you can do about it:

From a letter written by Otis Carr # 942245

In his own words:

“During a shakedown by 2 officers… asked me to open my mouth…I was asked 2 times to open my mouth I did as told I was chewing on some prison made candy toffee with half of it still wrapped in plastic…The officers say that they saw ‘something’ in my mouth small but they don’t know what it was but they ‘suspect’ it was drugs.”

In the 2 days following this incident, Carr was subjected to multiple drug tests at Terre Haute Regional Hospital as well as an x-ray at the Wabash correctional facility- all of which came back negative for any traces of drugs.

Despite the evidence proving his innocence in this case, Carr has still been found guilty of Obstruction of Justice, A-100. Additionally, he was not allowed to use the drug tests which he passed as evidence against the charge.

Carr requests our help in putting pressure on the prison to give him a fair chance at self-defense, and demand that they modify his case.

Please call Robert Bugher, IDOC Formal Review Authority at (317) 232 – 5711 and demand that Mr. Carr receive the justice he deserves, and that his case be reviewed.

Personal Info:
Otis Carr #942245
Case No: WVD-16-01-0054
Obstruction of Justice

Solidarity banner with anti-racist mobilization in Georgia

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atl_2Received and posted:

Living in Bloomington, Indiana, we understand what it means to go up against the organized forces of white supremacy like the police and the Ku Klux Klan.  As we continue to struggle for liberation here, we’re inspired by the open, dynamic revolt against racism going down with the Stone Mountain mobilization. So in support of this weekend’s demo, we hung a banner on the west side – a neighborhood marked by gentrification, police violence, and fascist agitation, but also by rebellion, mutual aid, and solidarity across racial barriers.

Economics of Mass Incarceration, Tonight

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7 pm, 4/11, Boxcar Books and Community Center (408 E. 6th St.)

April 11th marks the 23rd anniversary of the Lucasville Prison Uprising, the longest prison rebellion in U.S. history. Dozens of prisoners like Keith LaMar were given harsh sentences, including death, or life in prison, in the massive wave of state repression that followed. What happened at Lucasville was the result of a rapidly expanding prison-industrial complex which has seen the construction of Maximum Security facilities, the enormous expansion of the inmate population and overcrowding, and the deterioration of conditions on the inside.

Join us for a conversation with Ohio Death Row inmate Keith LaMar on the structural causes and consequences of the U.S. prison system.

Noise demo at the jail, after Michael Favor’s death inside

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YouAreNotAloneReceived and posted:

11pm, Wednesday, March 30th

Meet outside the Monroe County Jail on College Ave between 7th and 8th streets.

Come shout messages of love and support to our friends, families, & neighbors trapped inside.  Bring signs, noisemakers, & friends.

Background:

On March 27th, Michael Favor, incarcerated at the Monroe County Jail, died after allegedly jumping from the upper level of his cell block late Saturday morning.

We don’t know what happened. What we do know is that prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings (A Davis). What we do know is that everyone is on the inside.

Last Monday, the governor signed into law House Enrolled Act 1235, reinstating a 10-year mandatory minimum prison term for a person convicted of dealing meth or heroin who has a prior conviction for cocaine, meth or heroin dealing. The governor also signed Senate Enrolled Act 290, classifying as a drug dealer any person caught with 28 grams of a controlled substance or more than 10 pounds of marijuana, even if there is no other evidence the person is selling drugs.

Our friends, families, and neighbors are being kidnapped, isolated, abused, and swallowed by this system.