stands in solidarity with those who are refusing to accept food as an
act of protest against the conditions of Solitary Confinement in the
Waupun Correctional Institution, and throughout Wisconsin.
As a network including more than 150 congregations of many faiths, along with hundreds of individual leaders, members and supporters, it saddens us that these, our brothers in the human family, have concluded that the only tool available to express their deep concerns is to deny nourishment for their own bodies. In their isolation, they are undertaking this extreme measure in an attempt to gain some recognition of their human dignity, and that of their fellow prisoners. We pray for their physical and psychological health as they take this action.
decision to take this action comes from the prisoners themselves. One
of the core principles of WISDOM is that every person has the right to
be heard, especially regarding policies that most affect them.
Click here to download WISDOM’s Statement, the Prisoners’ calls and the commitments of the WISDOM Network. Click here for a list of things YOU can do to help.
For more information about the Campaign, please call SOPHIA/WISDOM organizer Bernie Gonzalez at 262-443-7831.
WISDOM strives to be a vehicle by which those who are marginalized and ignored can have a chance to be heard. This is a moment to live that out.
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