FEATURING DUNCAN TARR – An inmate named Charles Lee Johnson has died at the Kinross Correctional Facility in Michigan, one of the prisons that had participated in a nationwide prisoner work strike. Johnson is one of three prisoners that have died within Michigan prisons in just the past month.
Prison authorities put the Kinross facility on lockdown for days after a work stoppage in September. Their grievances stem from extremely harsh conditions inside the facilities. Details are now emerging of severe retaliation that includes solitary confinement, transfers to other facilities, and even new charges.
Duncan Tarr, Michigan Prison Abolition, a student and worker at Michigan State University and an anti-prison activist.