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Why US inmates launched a nationwide strike

The article covers the nationwide strikes and protests on inmate's right in 2016. The prisoners aims to change labor conditions, racial discrimination, excessive force, and overall, to "end legalized slavery inside American correctional facilities."

From CNN:

Last month, on the 45th anniversary of the infamous Attica Prison uprising, tens of thousands of US inmates launched a nationwide protest that continues today, according to advocates who helped organize the effort.

The inmates' grievances are as varied as the states they came from: Pennies for labor in South Carolina, racial discrimination in California, excessive force in Michigan. However, they share an overarching goal: End legalized slavery inside American correctional facilities.

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