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Prisons & lock-up

Many activists, whether through design or just bad luck, find themselves in the mainstream prison system.

Activism and protest can continue whilst inside prison, but it does so within a very different set of circumstances and alongside a community whose members already engage in their own acts of resistance and survival. The prison world is akin to a totalitarian society of almost absolute control by one group of people over another. It can be incredibly difficult to maintain your own sense of power or even self-worth in this environment. Support from others inside and outside becomes extremely important whilst in prison.

See also: Jail solidarity and Inside jail

Re-entry to normal life after a time in jail can be difficult.

See Coming out of jail stronger