Call-in in support of Florida prison strike, Monday 22nd Jan

From the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee:

Flood the Florida Department of Corrections Phone Lines – Respect the Demands!

A call-in campaign is happening in support of #OperationPUSH Monday, January 22nd. You can use the following script to help you in your call. The most important thing is to make the call. This will put officials on alert that we are watching. Encourage your friends and family to join as well, then hold each other accountable!

Background info on the campaign and the demands can be found at the Operation Push campaign page.

Any pertinent info you learn can be sent to media@incarceratedworkers.org

Phone Script

Julie Jones, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary
(850) 488-5021

Hi, my name is ____ and I would like to talk with FDC Secretary Julie Jones about the demands being made across Florida prisons.

[FDC Response]

(If not Julie Jones) May I ask who I am speaking with?

(Record their name for update to IWOC and FTP)

Have you agreed to meet with prisoners about their grievances?

[Script if they deny hearing about them]

It is widely known that Florida is one of the few states that does not pay those they imprison for their work. For those that do, they make pennies per hour. Will you agree to pay incarcerated workers fairly for their labor?

It is also widely known that canteen prices are well above the market price, including for essential items. Will you reduce canteen prices to affordable rates?

Finally, the FDC no longer offers parole for those with life sentences or sentences far off in the future. Will you restore parole for the many deserving to re-enter society?

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from the FDC soon and will follow up until those you imprison are respected.

You can find more information about the Florida strike here, here and here.

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