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Prison Is NOT A Death Sentence | by risingthermals
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Prison Is NOT A Death Sentence

On a sunny and rather chilly June afternoon, activists and protesters showed up near the front entrance of the Cook County Jail on California Avenue to call for the defunding of not only the police, "but the entirety of the carceral system that works to control, harm, and destroy Black and brown lives throughout Chicago and the entire country." The event was hosted by the Chicago Torture Justice Center and Black Lives Matter Chicago. After meeting in front of the entrance, well over 100 protesters on foot and most likely the same number in vehicles circled the correctional facility. Those walking loudly expressed their support for reforms to the justice system and for the inmates just behind the walls of the facility. The vocal expressions were supported by those in their vehicles blowing their horns as they took up the rear of the march and caravan.


Support Survivors: #DefundTheCarceralSystem!


Rally, March & Car Caravan at the Cook County Department of Corrections, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Taken on June 13, 2020