This video coverage of a MAPS protests shows describes how “a group of community members made up of anti-prison activists and people who've spent time behind bars themselves marched through downtown Lansing this afternoon to raise awareness about a nationwide prisoner strike.” It features an interview with a MAPS organizer.
Activists march in Lansing for better prison conditions as nationwide prisoner strike continues.
This Michigan Radio interview features Dennis Boatwright, a man formerly incarcerated in the Michigan prison system, describing the importance of supporting prisoner protests and of paying attention to the demands issued during the national prisoner strike.
Lansing and Chicago on the march as National Prison Strike grows
This article from the San Francisco Bay View describes the protest march organized by MAPS to draw attention to the national prison strike.
How the National Prisoner Strike is Working to Help Incarcerated People in the United States
This Teen Vogue article, written by two MAPS organizers, describes some of the reasons that prisoners around the country were launching a nation-wide prisoner strike.
Specters of Attica: Reflections from Inside a Michigan Prison Strike
This article highlights an audio documentary from Rustbelt Abolition Radio that covers the 2016 Kinross Prison Strike. People who were incarcerated at Kinross at the time of the strike reflect on what happened and the reactions of the guards and state.
Michigan’s Prisoners Reflect on Prison Strike from the Inside
This article announces the launch of five interviews with witnesses to the September 2016 Kinross rebellion.
On 1st Anniversary of Largest U.S. Prison Strike, New Interviews Shed Light on Protest & Retaliation
This article from Democracy Now announces the launch of five interviews with witnesses to the September 2016 Kinross rebellion. The interviews were released on the one year anniversary of the rebellion and help to shed light on the prisoner’s perspective on the events of that day.
Lansing, MI: Abolitionists Demonstrate in Solidarity with #MillionsforPrisoners
This article, written by MAPS, describes a protest in which they blocked the intersection outside of the Michigan Department of Corrections office in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March.
Florida locks down all 97,000 prisoners, blocking them from Aug. 19 Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March
This article covers the pre-emptive repression in Florida before the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March. It quotes a MAPS organizer talking about the repression at Kinross.
Protesters block downtown Lansing streets, equate Michigan prisons neo-Nazi movement
This article describes a protest organized by MAPS outside the Michigan Department of Corrections office. The protest was organized in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March.