The pandemic is spreading quickly among people in prisons and other locked institutions. That means many people with disabilities are massed together directly in the path of Covid-19.
Armanda Shackleford and Sarah Wild join Eddie Ytuarte to discuss their effort to #FreeThemAll in Chicago and beyond.
Many incarcerated Chicago Police Department torture survivors sit behind bars as the virus rages, and one of them is a disabled man named Gerald Reed. We’ll learn more about Gerald Reed and the work of folks on the front lines of prison abolition and disability justice.
Amanda Shackleford is Gerald Reed’s mother. Sarah Wild is the lead activist with Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which has been actively demanding the release of Gerald Reed and the depopulation of the Cook County Jail.
Sarah DelMonte & Eddie Ytuarte produced this program.
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
The Campaign to Free Incarcerated Survivors of Police Torture (CFIST) is campaign of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR)