#RiseUp‌ ‌to‌ ‌#FreeThemAll:‌ ‌
A‌ ‌Car‌ ‌Rally‌ ‌in‌ ‌Solidarity‌ ‌with‌ ‌People‌ ‌Caged‌ ‌in‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County‌ ‌

Since‌ ‌the‌ ‌start‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic,‌ ‌over‌ ‌3,000‌ ‌people‌ ‌have‌ ‌died‌ ‌in‌ ‌US‌ ‌prisons‌ ‌and‌ ‌jails.‌ ‌Infection‌ ‌rates‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌soar.‌ ‌Yet,‌ ‌elected‌ ‌officials‌ ‌refuse‌ ‌to‌ ‌implement‌ ‌the‌ ‌only‌ ‌measure‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌save‌ ‌lives‌ ‌—‌ ‌decarceration.‌ ‌Therefore:‌ ‌from‌ ‌Memorial‌ ‌Day‌ ‌through‌ ‌June‌ ‌1st,‌ ‌over‌ ‌50‌ ‌front-line‌ ‌organizations‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌country‌ ‌are‌ ‌launching‌ ‌a‌ ‌National‌ ‌Week‌ ‌of‌ ‌Action‌ ‌to‌ ‌#FreeThemALL.‌ ‌

‌This‌ ‌Thursday,‌ ‌in‌ ‌solidarity‌ ‌with‌ ‌this‌ ‌nation-wide‌ ‌effort,‌ ‌a‌ ‌coalition‌ ‌of‌ ‌justice‌ ‌organizations‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌states‌ ‌of‌ ‌CT,‌ ‌MA,‌ ‌and‌ ‌RI,‌ ‌along‌ ‌with‌ ‌families‌ ‌of‌ ‌those‌ ‌incarcerated,‌ ‌will‌ ‌hold‌ ‌a‌ ‌caravan‌ ‌demonstration‌ ‌to‌ ‌demand‌ ‌freedom,‌ ‌safety,‌ ‌and‌ ‌justice‌ ‌for‌ everyone‌ ‌currently‌ ‌caged‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County‌ ‌House‌ ‌of‌ ‌Corrections.‌ ‌
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On‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌threat‌ ‌of‌ ‌COVID-19,‌ ‌the‌ ‌people‌ ‌caged‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County‌ ‌House‌ ‌of‌ ‌Corrections‌ ‌are‌ ‌also‌ ‌experiencing‌ ‌numerous‌ ‌ongoing‌ ‌human‌ ‌rights‌ ‌abuses‌ ‌and‌ ‌retaliation‌ ‌as‌ ‌they‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌advocate‌ ‌for‌ ‌their‌ ‌lives.‌ ‌There‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌several‌ ‌attacks‌ ‌on‌ ‌people‌ ‌inside‌ ‌involving‌ ‌the‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌pepper‌ ‌spray,‌ ‌tear‌ ‌gas,‌ ‌physical‌ ‌assault,‌ ‌and‌ ‌long‌ ‌periods‌ ‌of‌ ‌solitary‌ ‌confinement,‌ ‌perpetrated‌ ‌by‌ ‌
correctional‌ ‌officers‌ ‌and‌ ‌Sheriff‌ ‌Thomas‌ ‌Hodgson.‌ ‌In‌ ‌response‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌case‌ ‌brought‌ ‌on‌ ‌behalf‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌immigrants‌ ‌trapped‌ ‌in‌ ‌ICE‌ ‌detention‌ ‌at‌ ‌Bristol,‌ ‌U.S.‌ ‌District‌ ‌Court‌ ‌Judge‌ ‌William‌ ‌Young‌ ‌found‌ both‌ ‌the‌ ‌sheriff‌ ‌and‌ ‌ICE‌ ‌have‌ ‌deliberately‌ ‌disregarded‌ ‌the‌ ‌health‌ ‌of‌ ‌detainees‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌care‌ ‌amid‌ ‌the‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌pandemic.‌ ‌No‌ ‌one‌ ‌responsible‌ ‌for‌ ‌these‌ ‌attacks‌ ‌on‌ ‌our‌ ‌community‌ ‌members‌ ‌has‌ ‌yet‌ ‌been‌ ‌brought‌ ‌to‌ ‌justice.‌ ‌


What:‌ ‌‌A‌ ‌COVID-safe‌ ‌car‌ ‌rally,‌ ‌in‌ ‌solidarity‌ ‌with‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌incarcerated‌ ‌in‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County,‌ ‌in‌ ‌solidarity‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌National‌ ‌Week‌ ‌of‌ ‌Action‌ ‌to‌ ‌#FreeThemAll‌ ‌ ‌
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Where:‌ ‌‌Bristol‌ ‌County‌ ‌Jail‌ ‌and‌ ‌House‌ ‌of‌ ‌Corrections,‌ ‌400‌ ‌Faunce‌ ‌Corner‌ ‌Rd,‌ ‌North‌ ‌Dartmouth,‌ ‌MA‌ ‌02747‌ ‌
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When:‌ ‌‌Thursday,‌ ‌May‌ ‌28,‌ ‌2020‌ ‌—‌ ‌11:00AM‌ ‌
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Who:‌ ‌‌Families‌ ‌of‌ ‌those‌ ‌incarcerated‌ ‌at‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County;‌ ‌Connecticut‌ ‌Bail‌ ‌Fund;‌ ‌Connecticut‌ ‌Immigrant‌ ‌Rights‌ ‌Alliance;‌ ‌Hartford‌ ‌Deportation‌ ‌Defense;‌ ‌Semilla‌ ‌Collective;‌ ‌AMOR;‌ ‌Boston‌ ‌Immigrant‌ ‌Justice‌ ‌Accompaniment‌ ‌Network;‌ ‌Never‌ ‌Again‌ ‌Action-Boston‌ ‌