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Dallas 6: Peaceful Protesters in Solitary Confinement Charged with Riot

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Who are the Dallas 6?

At SCI Dallas (PA), after a series of abuses at the hands of corrections officials, 6 prisoners housed in the solitary confinement decided they had enough and decided to stage a protest in response to the inhumane conditions and mistreatment of prisoners. Each prisoner involved in the protest is now collectively referred to as the Dallas 6

On April 28th 2010,  Isaac Sanchez was subjected to a planned attack by the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) staff, forcibly removed from his cell and brutally beaten by officers as a result of speaking out against the abuse at Dallas prison on behalf of his fellow comrades.  After being threatened, the Dallas 6 decided it was time to do something about the inhumane conditions, immediately, before another prisoner dies or is brutally harmed.  These men covered their cell doors and barricaded themselves in for protection and asked for outside intervention, but instead were brutally beaten,tased and peppersprayed.  3 months later in retaliation for the men filing criminal charges against the DOC and the DA, the DOC, DA and state police with whom their complaint was filed, filed bogus riot charges against them.

There has long been a policy within SCI Dallas and the Pennsylvania DOC to operate a corrupt administration under an iron wall of silence.  Under this iron wall or code of silence, SCI Dallas, PA DOC, DA's Office, Attorney Generals Office as well as the Pennsylvania State Police operates in participation and conjunction with one another to cover up crimes and misconduct by state offices by overlooking video footage of officers caught on video tape committing human rights violations. 

On January 21, 2014 these men are facing trial for these bogus charges.  There is a campaign underway to dismiss the charges and this show is to reach out for awareness and support.