The insightful gang at the Crunk Feminist Collective has written an on-point commentary about the peaceful prisoner protest taking place at ten Georgia state prisons (if you haven't already heard). The prisoners have very basic demands for the state to preserve their humanity and dignity, including a living wage for their work, and decent healthcare. The protest is on the heels of TMA's recent blog posts--here, here, & here--on prison labor and the 13th Amendment. This is hardly academic stuff.
Update: Evidently the prison protest ended on Friday. The Root sums things up in a brief post.