Another Virginia inmate says he was locked in solitary over prison politics
Kevin Rashid Johnson – active in the push to reform prison labor — says he was placed in a cell on death row despite never having been sentenced to death.
“There can be only one reason they have put me here – to shut me up and prevent me fraternising with other prisoners as they fear I will radicalise them and encourage them to resist their oppression,” he writes in an op-ed in The Guardian.
This isn’t the first time a politically active inmate in Virginia has been locked in solitary.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported in May that Askari Danso alleged retribution after organizing a petition asking for better medical care and staffing. Prison officials said they don’t comment on inmate transfers.
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