Many of the people involved in the Lucasville Uprising face extreme isolation and non-access to the world you and I live in. It is a challenge to those of us on the outside to not let the State's repression keep us from connecting with people who are facing the brunt of a system we all oppose.
2. Sign the Petition to End the Death Penalty in Ohio
Click here to Sign
3. Write a Letter, whoo fun! (Drawings are nice too...)
Addresses on the contact page.
4. Talk to Your Friends
5. Host an event.
7. Amnesty International
Write letters to Amnesty International requesting that they contact the uprising prisoners and consider offering support or raising public awareness. In 2011 AI worked with Troy Davis' supporters to greatly increase awareness and impact of his execution. Sadly these efforts were unable to save Troy's life, which is all the more reason it's important for Amnesty to continue work. Like Troy Davis' case, Lucasville is another example of the US "justice" system trying to put people to death based on unreliable snitch testimony. A Lucasville amnesty campaign also raises awareness about the torture of long term supermax isolation, racism within the prison system, the lack of judicial options for convicts to raise grievances or defend themselves against persecution and the consequences of mass incarceration as the chosen response to poverty and crime. These are serious issues desperately needing national attention, and the Lucasville prisoners are situated in the middle of them all.