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When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: 50 Years Later (March 23rd + 24th)

March 23, 2023 – March 24, 2023

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Barker Center: Thompson Room

In the fall of 1972, the men incarcerated at the state prison in Walpole, Massachusetts organized themselves into a labor union—the National Prisoners Reform Association (NPRA).  Seizing on the opportunities provided by the guards’ strike and by a radical new Commissioner of Correction, Walpole’s prisoners launched an extraordinary struggle for self-determination and an important chapter in the movement for prison abolition.

This is part of a series that examines how the humanities – history, language, storytelling, and the imagination informs the activism and vision of movement leaders.

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March 23, 2023 - March 24, 2023, All day

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