On May 5th, a street court was held outside the offices of the federal prison service (on 11 Lavalle and Corrientes). There was also a rally and banner drop outside the prison of Devoto (May 12th) in support of prisoners who began a hunger strike against the reform of law 24600, a project that aims to tighten sentences, limiting parole and probation, demanding full compliance with the sentences without any kind of concessions. Added to this are the plans for the construction of new prisons around Argentina and the transfer of prisons to outside the city.
Dozens of prison units from different areas (provincial, federal and Buenos Aires) began a hunger strike, stoppage of activities and other actions inside prisons across the country against this situation putting at risk the only thing that they have, their own bodies.
The State and its executioners, along with the media bombardment of insecurity and the same society that encourages them, allow judges to continue sentencing people to YEARS AND YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT, leading to an increase in what inevitably occurs: overcrowding, isolation, executions, searches, punishment, rape and death. Everyday routine within the prisons of democracy.
We stand in solidarity with the prisoners in struggle, beyond the differences, we always support those who do not compromise and decide to take their life into their own hands.
All confinement is torture, every prison is oppression, every struggle is a desire for freedom.
(via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News)