2018 National Prison Strike: Hunger Strike at Sussex II State Prison, Virginia

2018 National Prison Strike: Hunger Strike at Sussex II State Prison, Virginia

Sussex II State Prison, Sussex County, Virginia
August 28-29, 2018 and September 8-9, 2018

Prisoner Uhuru B. Rowe and “a few other prisoners” engaged in two “24 hour fast[s]” in solidarity with the national prison strike. Uhuru released the following statement via his blog:

“On August 28th and 29th, and again, on September 8th and 9th fellow incarcerated worker Uhuru and a few other prisoners at Sussex 2 state prison will go on a 24 hour fast in solidarity with the national prison strike announced by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. During these days we will engage in intense study, training, and organizing in the spirit of Johnathon Jackson who was murdered on August 7th 1970 during the Marin courthouse takeover. Also in the sprite of George Jackson who was killed on August 21st 1971, during the slave rebellion at San Quentin state prison. In the sprite of Sept 9th 1971 uprising at Attica state prison; and also the 7 human beings who were killed at the uprising of the Lee Correction Institution in April of this year. Due to overcrowding and under-staffing. We also hold this fast in remembrance of fellow prison John Tran. Who was murdered on Jan 11th 2017. As the result of gross negligence and disregard of human life displayed by Sussex 2 officials. A detailed account of this incident will appear on my blog.”

With a clinched fist salute to all incarcerated and free world freedom fighters supporting and participating in this fight in whatever way you can.

Lets continue to undermine this neo-plantation slavery system.”

On August 19, a group held a demonstration in Richmond, Virginia calling attention to the upcoming prison strike, among other issues.

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Statement from prisoners inside Sussex 2 State Prison“, Conscious Prisoner, August 28, 2018.

Antifa Seven Hills (@ash_antifa). August 19, 2018. Good showing today to spread the word of #August21 #PrisonStrike! A handful of confederates got dehydrated and drowned out by our friend’s music and chanting [Tweet]. Accessed January 9, 2019.


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