They will be refusing to work for free, period.
These recordings were made by co-founders of Free Alabama Movement while in solitary confinement. They were played over loudspeakers at various stops during the prison strike solidarity march in Oakland, Calif., on September 10, 2016.
To abolish prisons is not just going to happen tomorrow…. But we know it’s a continuous process of steps that must be embarked upon.”
To abolish prisons is not just going to happen tomorrow, it’s not going to just happen overnight. We understand it is a gradual process, it’s a process of steps. But we know it’s a continuous process of steps that must be embarked upon. And this right here is a beginning process, it’s just like in any warfare or in any strategy: to cut off the money, to strangle the money supply. If we cut off the money supply of this prison system, then it’ll become something more akin to a place for treatment, rehab, rehabilitation, and re-entry, rather than just being somewhere where you warehouse and hold people to work them for free. Because it won’t be so profitable to house them here, because they will not be working for free. They will be refusing to work for free, period. And it will begin to cost the state more money to house so many people.