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Prison Liberation Collective

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The Prison Liberation Collective, founded by former convicts & solitary confinement torture survivors Gregory Koger & Brian Nelson, exists to collectively organize against mass incarceration and solitary confinement. One component of our work is the study and treatment of the PTSD and other psychological after-effects of solitary confinement with Dr. Antonio Martinez, one of the founders of the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture. We are also working to develop a nationwide prison journal that will connect those behind the walls with family members, loved ones and supporters on this side of the walls.
We are stepping up, along with other survivors across the country, to be part of the struggle against mass incarceration and the pervasive use of torture in the form of solitary confinement by the United States government, with the hope that we can contribute to learning more about the effects and how survivors can live fulfilling lives after being released. We call on everyone to join us in this struggle.