September 20, 2021
From IWW Incarcerated Workers

On Tuesday, Sept.14th, New Afrikan Liberation Revolutionary & founder of PRISON LIVES MATTER, Kwame ‘Lil Beans’ Shakur and the people in AdSeg in Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, IN were subject to a paramilitary style raid by state & local police, and COs who raided the facility, zip tied, and dragged them into the gym. 

Upon shaking down their cells and removing all of their possessions, including their blankets and sheets, they turned the AC units all the way up and Kwame cut open his mattress and got inside for five days . Two men killed themselves as a result of these conditions which are akin to the human rights violations seen in Abu Ghraib & Guantanamo 
These violations of 8th amendment protections against cruel & unusual punishment are abhorrent. This is also a violation of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) .

We must take action now! 


 “I am calling because I am concerned about the safety of Michael Joyner #149677 and the people who were brutalized at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. I demand that the civil rights violations cease and desist. The acts of repression taken by Law Enforcement and Corrections officials amount to a violation of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act.”

Who To Call: 

Warden Frank Vanitiel: (812)398-5050

Kristen Clark -Department of Justice Civil Rights Division: (202) 514-3847


Tune into Poor People’s Revolutionary Radio for updates and a debrief on the developing situation: