A Day of Mourning: Memorial for All Lives Lost in Florida Prisons
Time & Location
About the Event
On August 22nd, at the Florida State Capitol Building, there will be a public funeral service and moment of silence held in remembrance of the lives lost by incarceration inside Florida’s state and Federal prisons, jails, and ICE detention centers.
Just from COVID, there have been 78 known COVID-related deaths inside FDOC prisons, 5 inside Federal facilities, and 2 within Detention Centers across Florida. Now with over 15,000 COVID-positive incarcerated people still living inside cages throughout the state, the number of deaths is only going to rapidly increase.
Despite the growing public health concern and deteriorating conditions inside our prisons, our government officials continue to refuse to take action. We demand an immediate reduction in Florida’s incarcerated population through parole, early release programs and time served. For too many in Florida, a prison sentence is a death sentence.
Join us to remember these lives lost and to hold the state accountable for their negligence in protecting the people in their custody.
We invite families and loved ones of prisoners who have or are experiencing death by incarceration to come and share their stories.
*Asking people to bring flowers to honor those who have passed.