"I Don't Want to Die in Prison": A public health conversation with Abdul El-Sayed & people who survived living in Michigan's prisons before & during COVID-19
From Nora Krinitsky on August 25th, 2020
This webinar highlighted the findings of “I Don’t Want To Die in Prison”: Prison Conditions, Decarceration, and Mutual Aid in the Age of COVID-19, a new white paper that presents an evidence-based case for decarceration as the only humane and meaningful response to the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons, based on extensive documentation of current conditions from phone calls, letters, and other messages by people incarcerated in the state of Michigan. The webinar features expert voices about these issues, and provides time for attendees to ask questions and learn more. Webinar panelists include Abdul El-Sayed and people who have lived through the horror, isolation, and disconnection of prison in Michigan. It will also be streamed on Facebook live and available to watch later on Youtube. This event is co-sponsored by the Carceral State Project, the American Friends Service Committee, the Prison Creative Arts Project, and Safe & Just Michigan.