ONE YEAR SINCE THE PRISON RIOTS ONE YEAR AFTER THE STATE MASSACRE
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In March 2020, a year ago, the government responded to the pandemic emergency by raising the walls of prison containment even higher. Despite the fact that the contagion inside the prisons is inoculated by the security agents themselves and is mounting, inmates are blocked from talking to friends and relatives and stopped from delivering packages. Protection from Covid-19 is regulated through fancy protocols and the current Minister of Justice (Bonafede) mockingly claims that prison facilities are the safest place par excellence.
The response of the inmates in prisons all over Italy is the only possible one.
Radical as the conditions in which they find themselves are extreme.
They revolt, damaging and setting fire to large parts of the facilities and engage in various forms of protest, from strikes to beatings. In some cases they even manage to escape and regain their freedom. The most precious commodity for those who find themselves locked up and which acquires, if possible, even more importance at this juncture because it turns out to be the only way to try to safeguard their health.
The price of restoring order in the prisons is very high: 14 prisoners pay with their lives for having had the courage to challenge the reason of State.
In Macerie su Macerie the story of some of the riots that have characterised the last year, especially the one in Modena on 6 March 2020 through the voice of the mother of one of the inmates who denounced the torture suffered by the agents.
Four of them are still in prison under the harassment and violence of the guards, to write to them:
Cipriani Claudio – C.C. Parma, Strada Burla 57, 43122 Parma
Mattia Palloni – C.C. Ancona Montacuto, Via Montecavallo 73, 60100 Ancona
D’Angelo Francesco – C.C. Ferrara, Via Arginone 327, 44122 Ferrara
Belmonte Cavazza – C.C. Piacenza, Strada delle Novate 65, 29122 Piacenza