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Following mass protests, #DeKalbCountyJail has blocked inmates from being able to call into the #Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross, a local prisoner support group, which for weeks has collected stories of abuse and neglect from prisoners and local community. itsgoingdown.org/dekalb-jail-bl…
To read background on the horrific conditions at #DeKalbCountyJail, located outside of #Atlanta, check out our article on the situation here. itsgoingdown.org/anger-grows-de…
We were also able to interview the mother of one #DeKalbCountyJail inmate, who discussed the jail conditions in relation to systemic poverty and racist police profiling - where many locals end up in jail just for minor traffic infractions. itsgoingdown.org/this-is-americ…
In mid-April, people organized a noise demo in response to the horrific conditions. itsgoingdown.org/alt-dekalb-rep…
Then on Wednesday, a large group marched on the facility, demanding an end to the abuse and sub-par conditions. In response, prisoners broke out windows and attempted to address the protesters. Here's a report: itsgoingdown.org/uprising-at-de…
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