On this episode, we have a letter from a prisoner at Pendleton Correctional Facility about his experiences with COVID-19 there. We share a short PSA about street safety during protests, and a message from Keith “Malik” Washington.
On June 3rd, Bloomington residents occupied the courthouse square in order to support the movement for black lives. This tent city is just one of hundreds of ways that people across the country are building and fighting for a world beyond the grip of white supremacy and police violence. When we visited on Thursday night, dozens of tents provided shelter, and an open mic speak-out was underway. We interviewed Abdul Wasi, a Bloomington resident participating in the movement. He was recently released from prison, and he reflects on his time inside, his personal growth, commitment to his family and to organizing for a better world, and on the national uprising currently underway.
Please keep sharing the number for our coronavirus hotline. We will continue to air messages from prisoners who call in from the inside. You can call in on behalf of a loved one, or they can call in to record a message at (765) 343-6236.