Posted 2 апреля 2021,, 09:09

Published 2 апреля 2021,, 09:09

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Maria Butina: how American prisons got rid of starving people forever

Maria Butina: how American prisons got rid of starving people forever

2 апреля 2021, 09:09
The hunger strike declared by Alexey Navalny in the colony of the city of Pokrov did not leave aside the former inmate of American prisons Maria Butina, who at her FB explained why none of the prisoners in the US protests against the conditions of detention and the actions of the jailers.

Of course, Butina's post was written for a reason, but with a desire to show that our zones are much more "humane" than overseas, although they boast about human rights and "real" legality. It is difficult to agree with Butina on this, if only because she herself did not sit in Russian prisons, and therefore the comparison would be one-sided. Nevertheless, Butina cited very interesting facts:

“A hunger strike is a very bad idea for an inmate in an American prison. Very, very bad.

In the hail on the hill, no one will force-feed, just like fulfilling your requirements. In the prison rulebook, which is distributed to everyone upon acceptance, it is indicated in black and white that protests in prisons are prohibited, and that violators will face serious consequences.In 2016 and 2018, when American prisoners decided to test the prison administration by going on a hunger strike, refusing work and put forward demands that included "improving prison conditions, returning to the parole system (he is not in federal prisons, if someone does not know), improving the quality of medical care, prohibiting the use of torture, placing a person for long periods in punishment cell (solitary confinement) and the termination of the deprivation of voting rights of about 6 million Americans convicted of serious crimes and deprived of the right to vote after their release until the end of their days, "one of the most important demands was - an immediate end to forced labor in exchange for meager wages or without such in general, a widespread practice in US prisons, which is The organizers of the strike call it a modern form of slavery; everything ended very sadly for them.

The consequences for the daredevils who took part in the action, and, it is true, came up with the idea that they could "squeeze out" the administration in an American prison, were very painful. Nobody began to force-feed - for three days, as it should be, they were offered food on trays, and then ... some were sent to solitary confinement cells in order to "exclude contact with other prisoners", the rest were shackled and distributed to prisons with more severe conditions of detention, for example, for "death row prisoners", those who face the death penalty, and prisons there are many in America - enough for everyone, it is not in vain that this is the most "sitting" country in the world with the largest number of prisoners per capita. Further - naturally, they were deprived of the right to correspondence, phone calls, rights to use the prison store, receive books, visit the library , and the entire prison was closed on lockdown, banning the visits of all visitors. After 18 days, all problems were settled, all prisoners stopped their hunger strike, however, the punishment for each case was brought to an end - for many years there were no cases of death from hunger, but even if someone decided to starve to the end, please, the prison is only obliged to write a paper that, they say, does not want, as it wants, thereby removing responsibility for the death of the prisoner.

Original article is here: mvbutina.