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New Year’s Eve ‘noise demo’ at Wyatt prison shows incarcerated they are not forgotten

People gathered outside the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls on a rainy but warm New Year’s Eve as part of a “noise demonstration” designed to let people incarcerated inside that they were not forgotten. It was organized by AMOR Rhode Island (Alianza para Movilizar Nuestra Resistencia), joined by the Extraordinary Rendition Band (ERB).

Rhode Island News: New Year’s Eve ‘noise demo’ at Wyatt prison shows incarcerated they are not forgotten

January 1, 2023, 1:08 pm

By Steve Ahlquist

Around 30 people gathered outside the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central falls, Rhode Island on a rainy but warm New Year’s Eve as part of a “noise demo” designed to let people incarcerated inside that they were not forgotten. Organized by AMOR Rhode Island (Alianza para Movilizar Nuestra Resistencia), the noise demo was joined by the Extraordinary Rendition Band (ERB) and marched up and down High Street and Blackstone Street, eliciting reactions from incarcerated people inside who could be seen silhouetted in the windows of the facility.

2022 New Year's Eve Noise Rally outside the Wyatt Detention Center Shorter
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Those outside the Wyatt chanted and sang for an end to mass incarceration and an end to treating undocumented people as criminals.

“Shut down the Wyatt, Free them all!” yelled protesters, hoping to put an end to an institution that over the years has, among other things, tortured and killed inmates, ignored an exploding Covid outbreak, and allowed correctional officers to assault peaceful protesters outside the facility with a pickup truck and pepper spray. A full rundown of articles from Uprise RI about the Wyatt follows the photos below.

Wyatt Detention Center Coverage:


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