Rashid Threatened with Transfer — Hearing on Sept 10th — BLOCK THE PHONES!
We have learned that the Virginia Department of Corrections is planning to hold a hearing Monday September 10th, to have Rashid transferred out of state yet again. This is a punitive act, most likely retaliation for Rashid’s ongoing writings about prison conditions and the current prisoners strike (see for instance his recent article published in The Guardian).
Inmate transfers are expensive, dangerous and on the increase. There’s rarely an excuse for them, e.g.; medical emergency, there’s only an explanation: the first four words of the previous sentence.
Mass incarceration is big, big business, and investors are loving every Color of Law abuse of authority that unjustly enriches them.