Statement from JustLeadershipUSA on the August 21st – September 9th Prison Strike

August 21, 2018

JustLeadershipUSA believes that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution, but furthest away from resources and power. We believe it is imperative that those in prison are heard and that their inherent worth and dignity are recognized.

People are utilizing the only form of advocacy afforded to them in prison and are making demands that we support, such as: humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery. (Read demands here:

Many of us were once inside and whether a person has been sentenced to 1 day or 100 years, we do not forget them. Those inside of jails and prisons and those returning home are our family members, friends, loved ones, comrades and fellow human beings. We are committed to decarcerating jails, prisons and neighborhoods and building communities with the racial, economic, and environmental justice needed for a transformed world.

For more information on the prison strike read here: and direct all inquiries to

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