Success: Clallam Bay IMU Prisoners Will Keep Hot Meals

IMU: “Intensive Management Unit” aka the hole. 

The fact that prisoners are forced to spend 20-23+ hours a day isolated in their cell is enough to cause any amount of tension to boil over and its more than obvious that reducing the standard of prisoners meals in this situation would only contribute to increased tensions. Prisoners refused to compromise on the health of their already unstable and volatile environment at Clallam Bay’s Intensive Management Unit.

Prisoners at Clallam Bay were inspired by the administrative response to their planning of a strike. They were able to unite forces behind the bars across racial barriers and gang affiliation while also gathering support on the outside behind their cause. Outside supporters called into the prison seeking more information as to why prisoners meals were being restricted and how they could possible contribute to positive behavior changes and relationships in IMU. Only after a few days a new notice was sent cancelling the planned change. The incarcerated activists won!

Prisoners Refuse to Compromise on Food: Hunger Strike at Clallam Bay Corrections Center

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via Seattle IWOC organizer Amani Sawari:

Recently inmates in Clallam Bay Corrections Center were notified that Superintendent Jeri Boe has decided that those in Intensive Management Unit (IMU) hot meals would be terminated on November 7, 2018. The decision has been made under the guise of a ‘test’ run for a violence reduction strategy. However strikers inform me that the Superintendent’s decision is, “ actually being utilized as platforms to discriminate against inmates of color, religious/social groups, political beliefs etc.” IMU inmates are being discriminated against by being fed differently from the rest of the population, “The big picture here is that this is a greedy capitalist-monopolist, prison slaver‘ist’, oppressive movement in which if we (prisoners and those free) give DOC and their investors an inch- they will take a thousand miles”.

Read the full article at sawarimi.org

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