Priscilla Slater, of Detroit, was 38 when she died in the Harper Woods jail. Ever since then, a lot has happened to make people suspicious. Her sister knew when she hadn’t heard from her in a while that something was wrong – but what happened before that is what’s so troubling.
Black people cannot entrust our lives to a system that has been forged through brutality against Black people. It cannot guarantee us justice – but abolishing the prison industrial complex and building a better society that meets Black people’s needs can bring us closer!