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Fri Feb 24 2012 (Updated 05/01/12)San Quentin Occupied on National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners
Fri Feb 24 2012 (Updated 05/01/12)Prisoner Rights and Occupy Movements Merge with Rally at San Quentin Prison
On January 9, the general assembly at Occupy Oakland passed a resolution calling on occupies across the country to support a National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. In the following month, over a dozen communities across the nation followed in planning local prisoner solidarity demonstrations, including those in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Durham, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Fresno, Portland, and Washington D.C.
On February 20, hundreds of demonstrators marched to San Quentin Prison where a rally was held in solidarity with the National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners.
San Quentin Prison is the first and oldest prison in the state of California, and the facility's death row is the largest in the country. In 2008, San Quentin held 637 male inmates on its death row, nearly twice as many as those held on the death rows in Florida and Texas.
Read more and view photos | More photos | Voices from Inside | Videos: 1 | 2 | Occupy4Prisoners.org
See also: The Framing of Kevin Cooper, on San Quentin’s Death Row