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Walking Away From Prisons and Jails in Massachusetts

300+ people took part in a 90-mile march from Springfield to the Massachusetts State Housein September to demand an end to new prison and jail construction. The march and the organizing behind it marks major growth in the movement for prison abolition in Massachusetts. 

“This is what happens when you follow the leadership of Black women,” said Reverend Rahsaan D. Hall at a rally on day six of the weeklong walk, gesturing at the crowd of marchers gathered outside the Suffolk County Jail. “We won’t see any more new prisons because of the leadership of Black women and allies.”