You may be familiar with the prisoners' strike that occurred in Georgia in December. Or you may not. Despite being a major week-long non-violent strike of prisoners across six prisons, the event got very little media coverage. What coverage there was tended to be horror stories about (gasp) criminals with cell-phones. The prison officials even classified the carefully organized, non-violent protest as a riot.
But one of those prisoners used his contraband cell-phone to give an interview to Ty Moore of Socialist Alternative. I highly recommend giving it a listen. It gives a great inside view of the conditions in the prison, as well as the steps taken in the strike and the reprisals against the strikers.
You can listen to it here. It's 50 minutes long.
For more information on the strike, I'd recommend the following material:
Two articles by Eljeer Hawkins on the strike:
And for more extensive coverage, see Bruce A Dixon's blog on Black Agenda Report: