Supporting Prisoners: Mumia Abu Jamal

Mumia abu Jamal & Pam Afrika

By Payday men’s network

Mumia Abu Jamal, an award-winning journalist was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1982 in a trial ‘drenched with racism’. While pressure got Mumia off death row, he has never stopped fighting injustices inside and outside the prison walls.

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Supporting Prisoners: Russell Maroon Shoatz

Maroon & Theresa Shoatz

By Payday men’s network

Black Panthers member Russell Maroon Shoatz was jailed in 1972 in connection with the death of a police officer and spent 29 years in solitary confinement. Yet he never stopped opposing injustices inside and outside prison.

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Detainees win historic ruling on minimum wage

By Gene Johnson, Seattle Times

A US federal jury has determined that The GEO Group must pay minimum wage — rather than $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state.

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Protesting Royal College of Psychiatrists endorsement of abuse and cruelty

By Payday men’s network

On Monday 28 June, Legal Action for Women, Payday men’s network and Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike coordinated a protest against the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) supported by Prisoner Solidarity Network, Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association, Community Action on Prison Expansion and Figh

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