My inmate number in ND7568. The title of this piece is “The women at Huron Valley.” This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines.
It been brought to my attention that women at Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Michigan are suffering from criminal abuses.
Prison Radio is broadcasting these stories, but these stories are only a glimpse of what’s actually going on. This is because prisoners speak out, we face retaliation, retaliation, and more retaliation.
How do you retaliate against the truth? You know, I had the same question, but then, I just looked at the Department of Corrections. That’s how you retaliate against the truth, by following the example of DOC.
The women at Huron Valley are at the hands of a cruel, merciless enemy. There are ways to take measures against these heinous acts inflicted on our mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives.
Organizations in the state of Michigan launched a grassroots campaign demanding a state investigation, and Prison Radio has postcards you can mail to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The postcards say, “Comply with state and federal law to protect the incarcerated people and end cruel and unusual punishment.” After you receive your free postcard by being on the mailing list, you can order more at prisonradiostore.com.And remember, Prison Radio is a nonprofit that has given the women of Huron Valley support. It helps against retaliation while working to end human atrocity.
Now I often talk about how female prisoners have it way worse than male prisoners. Not only do women face everything we face, but they are also forced to deal with a constant threat of sexual abuse.
I ask that we male prisoners, and males in general, continue to stand up in solidarity. We are not just brothers to each other. We are brothers to all of humanity, and this includes our natural female counterpart. This is not a separate struggle. This is one struggle to be fought on a united front. I ask that we support all the Prison Radio commentators and all the other women that are at Huron Valley.
This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines. All power to the people.
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