Free Alabama Movement

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The Free Alabama Movement is an inmates rights group based in the United States. With the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee,[1] the Free Alabama Movement has organized the 2016 U.S. prison strike that involved an estimated 24,000 prisoners in 24 states, the largest prison strike in U.S. history.[2] The strike began on September 9, 2016, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising.[3]


  1. ^ Kim, E. Tammy (October 3, 2016). "A National Strike Against "Prison Slavery"". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on August 31, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Hylton, Antonia (October 3, 2016). "We spoke to the inmate in solitary who inspired a national strike against 'modern-day slave conditions'". VICE News. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  3. ^ Speri, Alice (September 16, 2016). "The Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Its Second Week". The Intercept. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.