Welcome to End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement. On this site we present Malik’s writings on the issues of prison slavery, low to no-paid work by prisoners, and the movement to end the legalized slavery provisions in the 13th Amendment!
There are several prisoner-led movements in the U.S.A. focusing on the 13th Amendment in which slavery is legal for people locked up in prisons. Here, we will (try to) pull them together so that it is easier to follow what is going on.
About Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
Keith ‘Malik’ Washington is a co-founder and chief spokespersyn for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, a proud member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and he is the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter). Malik has been instrumental in calling for the abolition of legalized slavery in Amerika and is very active in the Fight Toxic Prisons campaign. You can view his work also at Comrademalik.com, on the SF Bayview site, or you can write him directly at:
Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington
2665 Prison Rd. #1
Lovelady, Texas 75851
Amend The 13th: Abolish Legal Slavery in Amerika Movement
The “Amend the 13th: Abolish “Legal” Slavery in Amerika Movement” is an all-inclusive, coalition-based national campaign and community-based organizing effort which is determined to remove the legal and social basis for the dehumanization of those subject to the judicial machinery of the United States, and finally abolish slavery in Amerika once and for all.
In accordance with this, the aim is to also abolish and/or repeal all “civil death” and social containment statutes.
Thirdly, the movement focuses on developing and implementing autonomous community-based economic, political and social infrastructure capable of eliminating, mitigating or diminishing to the greatest degree the negative impact of mass incarceration, criminalization and “legal” slavery on our communities.
The work of Amend The 13th can be found on their website Amendthe13th.org.
FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT
FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT is a grassroots organization founded by men incarcerated in Alabama that supports the Non-Violent and Peaceful Protests for Civil and Human Rights by the men and women (and children) who are incarcerated in Alabama, Mississippi, and anywhere else in the U.S.A.
FREE ALABAMA MOVEMENT has chosen the Non-Violent and Peaceful Protest strategy of “shutdowns” / work stoppages to combat the multi-billion dollar Prison Industrialized Complex that has incarcerated over 2 million people for the sole purpose of exploitation through free labor, private prisons, exorbitant fees, and more.
Their weblog Freealabamamovement.wordpress.com has as objective to provide online content, educational material, and support to family members, activists, and other organizations in furtherance of our efforts to connect the “FREEDOM MOVEMENT”, which is the National Movement Against Mass Incarceration and Prison Slavery, to Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas in the South, and California and Illinois.
From their website:
Decarcerate Louisiana connects people inside and outside of the prison system dedicated for justice and change!
There is a long legacy of oppression in Louisiana leading to the targeting, criminalizing and imprisoning of racial minorities and poor people. Decarcerate Louisiana started in 2014 when people inside and outside the prison system began supporting one another, organizing, and working for change.
To connect people inside and outside the prison system; host study circles; work in coalition for legislation that overhauls our penal and criminal justice system while also reinvesting money into our communities; and to ensure that all our members can bring about changes and gain control of their lives.
Website: Decarcerate Louisiana