In spring 2010 Bristol ABC was asked to contribute an article on prisoner solidarity for a journal. We asked a few prisoners we were in touch with for their thoughts.
One response was from lifer John Bowden, currently in HMP Perth. We think it sums up well the role of prisoner support, so reproduce it here. We also reprint Bowden’s article ‘Solidarity without prejudice’, from January 2009, because it confronts head-on the issue of solidarity with prisoners in struggle who were not initially seen at all as ‘political’ prisoners.
The articles have been turned into a flyer, a pdf download is here Thoughts on prisoner solidarity and either read it online or print copies off and circulate them!