Although the nationwide prison strike has fallen from headlines in recent months, incarcerated individuals continue to resist abuse and mistreatment while supporters on the outside rally to their defense.
Prisoners in Delaware made international headlines when they took hostages and held Building C at the Vaughn Correctional Center for nearly 24 hours. They demanded access to rehabilitation and education services, and spoke out against “improper sentencing orders, status sheets being wrong, [and] oppression towards the inmates.”
They also said their protest was against President Donald Trump, “everything that he did” and “all the things that he’s doing now.”
“We know that the institution is going to change for the worse,” a spokesperson for the prisoners told a journalist.
The uprising ended when police used a back hoe to break through a barricade made of footlockers and entered the building. Some…