How To Support The North Carolina Prison Hunger Strike
Above photo: From Prisonfinder.org.
July 31 – NC Hunger Strike Begins!
This hunger strike began on July 31, 2019 within the solitary unit at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg, NC.
Show your solidarity by participating in the Phone Zap
Call (910) 844-3078 and ask to speak to Captain Henderson and Superintendent Katie Poole
Record calls if possible. Leave long messages on voicemails. Call multiple times and disrupt their operations. Remember that denial and obstruction are standard operating procedures for them.
Report any and all info received to email@example.com
Suggested call script:
“Hi my name is ________, The world is watching and is in support of the hunger strikers there at Scotland Correctional Institution. We are well aware of your violations in denying them a legal notary and throwing out their grievances. Multiple grievances have been made against your “cancellations” of recreation in spite of your Policy and Procedures manual stating that those on restrictive housing shall be allowed to rec outside of the cell for five days out of the week for one hour a day. Many humanitarian organizations have been informed on Scotland Correctional Institution’s violations that directly torture those you confine to a cell 24/7.
We have also been informed that Scotland’s so-called medical staff has been conducting “seg checks” at unreasonable hours of the night, 1am-2am every night when everyone is clearly asleep. These seg checks involve medical staff banging on everyone’s door, disrupting their sleep and causing further psychological harm.
These methods of torture will be widely exposed and we not quit until they have ceased.”
*”Inmates assigned to Administrative Segregation, and Disciplinary Segregation, Intensive Control, Maximum Control, High Security Maximum Control, Protective Control, shall be allowed one hour per day, five days per week exercise outside the cell, unless safety or security considerations dictate otherwise. Medical authorities may grant exceptions to the five times per week exercise requirement for specific reasons. The exercising of an inmate or the inmate’s refusal to exercise shall be documented on form DC-141.” (https://www.doc.state.nc.us/DOP/policy_procedure_manual/C1200.pdf)