Today, prisoners across Alabama have ended a 10-day strike that started May 1 (International Workers’ Day) to protest unpaid labor and horrendous conditions, already reporting retaliation by prison officials.
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On this day in Labor History, the year was 1937. That was the day the National Lawyers Guild held their first convention at the Hotel Washington in the nation’s capital. The Guild was established as way to bring together progressive lawyers dedicated to fighting “for basic and progressive change in our political and economic system and to assure that human rights be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”
The prison system as it exists, as a modern day extension of slavery and an institution built to sustain white supremacy and capitalism, needs to be abolished as we work towards creating new systems of transformative accountability for those who cause harm. Here are some ways your law school can participate in the NLG's Student Week Against Mass Incarceration.
The NLG National Office is excited to announce a new resource now available on our website called NLG Scholars -- a list of our members who are law school professors, past NLG presidents, and practitioners with decades of experience. Please take a look and keep this list in mind when you need speakers for events and conferences, legal experts to quote in media outlets, or mentors for our students and recent grads.