Organizing under the name of the "Death Penalty Revolution," death row prisoners, 63 as of August 17, 1995, have signed a "pledge of revolutionary resistance" to refuse to walk obediently to the death chamber should all their appeals fail. One recently executed prisoner carried out his pledge, forcing guards to subdue and drag him to the death chamber.
On August 16, 1995, a group of New African and Latina women with loved ones on death row announced they would be joining the liquid-only chain hunger strike. The women have set up a site in a park across from the death chamber in Huntsville, TX, some 90 miles north of Houston. They have also held protests in front of the federal courthouse in Houston. Anyone desiring more information should contact: Death Penalty Revolution, P.O. Box 280507, Houston, TX. 77228. They want contact with death row prisoners and activists in other parts of the country.
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