Second Decarcerate DC Car Caravan demands release of jail, halfway house, St E's prisoners

Video of car caravan originally published by SURJ-DC 21 sec

On Emancipation Day, the 16th of April, the second Decarcerate DC car caravan protest took to the streets. This time they started at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital and drove to the DC Jail. Again demands were the release of all prisoners in St E's, the DC jail, and all halfway houses to avoid a coronavirus death sentence.

Black Lives Matter DC, BYP100, and LAR (Life After Release) organized this protest. As they took to the streets, one death at DC Jail, two at "Hope Village" Halfway House, and four at St E's from the coronavirus had already been confirmed. Many more will surely follow unless all remaining prisoners are released.

Still from SURJ-DC video of the car caravan near the start

Near the jail. The person with the mirror works for the jail

An activist on foot

View from inside the car caravan

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