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The biggest prison strike in American history is happening now

America is currently in the midst of the biggest prison strike in the nation’s history. Campaign Action Inmates in approximately 12 states and 29 facilities have taken part in the strike to protest free prison labor. Organizers have estimated that about 24,000 inmates have taken part. The strike, which began Sept. 9 on the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, was organized in large part by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).
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