sIgNoThEtImEs w DECARCERATE LOUISIANA CEASE WITH PEACE WORK STOPPAGE Today Tuesday May 8, 2018 Prisoners throughout the state of Louisiana began a Cease w Peace Work Stoppage to protest the inhumane conditions, ill treatment & lack of rehabilitative services. The cnditions that have been allowed to fester in the oppressive environment, do not allow for rehabilitation, but make sinking further into oppression “We want to prove that we can change, and that we can become productive members of society.” There are circumstances that occur in poverty-stricken areas that do not create a conducive environment for learning and developing opportunities … Where is the government responsibility for creating this environment? We demand immediate reparative & restorative justice! These are our DEMANDS: 1. We believe that all living human beings are created equal and have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of their social status. 2. We believe in human rights and human dignity and that government has a fundamental obligation to protect all its citizens from slavery and human degradation. 3. We are demanding a national conversation inquiring how state prison farms across the country came to hold hundreds of thousands of people of African descent against their will. 4. We are urging that local, state, and federal governments who currently hold hundreds of thousands of African Americans on prison farms across the country be investigated for antebellum criminality, involuntary servitude and slavery. 5. We are demanding an end to the systematic oppression and exploitation of prisoners and their outside family and supporters for profits. 6. We are demanding class rooms for our education and rehabilitation, not slavery. Please get involved with the Decarcerate Louisiana Movement!