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.
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.