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Guide to the Inside-Outside Alliance records, 2012-2017 and undated

Summary

Collection includes zines, newsletters, flyers, and a petition which document Inside-Outside Alliance's activism concerning the Durham County Jail and policing in Durham, North Carolina. This collection also documents the stories of Durham County Jail detainees and community members.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11478
Title
Inside-Outside Alliance records
Date
2012-2017 and undated
Creator
Inside-Outside Alliance
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

Collection includes zines, newsletters, fliers, and a petition which document Inside-Outside Alliance's activism concerning the Durham County Jail and policing in Durham, North Carolina. This collection also documents the stories of Durham County Jail detainees and community members.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: Printed Materials and Social Media. Materials are arranged alphabetically within the series.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Inside-Outside Alliance records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Printed Materials, 2012-2017 and undated

Includes zines, newsletters, fliers, and a petition that document the organization’s activism concerning the Durham County Jail and policing in Durham, North Carolina. These materials also document the stories of Durham County community members and jail detainees. Additionally, this series documents the deaths of Jesus Chuy Huerte and Matthew McCain, who died while in police custody.

Amplifiyvoices.com article, "Durham Jail Attempts to Cover Up a Death by Medical Neglect...", 2016 January 22

Re: death of Matthew McCain

Box 1
feedback: voices inside, amplified, 2013-2017
(2 folders)
Box 1
Fliers, undated

Fliers in English and Spanish that document letter writing campaigns, protests, outreach, and Durham County jail policies (such as requiring a state-issued ID for visitors to the jail and banning pencils among inmates).

Box 1
Inside-Outside News/Las Noticias Dentro y Afuera, 2015-2017

Newsletter published by Inside-Outside Alliance that covers Durham County jail inmate experiences, various aspects of jail and prison privatization, methods of involvement with IOA (weekly protests, meeting times, letter writing, committees), and legal and political conflicts related to police brutality and incarceration.

Box 1
Justice for Chuy/Justicia para Chuy, 2013

Pamphlet and flier relating to Jesus Chuy Huerte who died while in Durham police custody on November 19, 2013.

Box 1
Petition and demands addressed to the Durham County Sheriff's Department, 2012-2015
Box 1

2. Social Media, 2012-2017

The Social Media series is closed pending processing.

 

Historical Note

Inside-Outside Alliance (IOA) is a political organization trying to support the struggles of those inside (or formerly inside) Durham County jail, and their families and friends. Based in Durham, North Carolina, IOA is a diverse, multi-generational group that welcomes children of all ages and their caregivers and that seeks bold, strategic ways to disrupt the justice system and challenge the idea that police and prisons exist to keep us safe. Since 2012, IOA has worked to support prisoners in the Durham County jail and to fight police terrorism throughout the city. Rather than lobbying or endorsing political action, IOA communicates with prisoners and former prisoners of the Durham County Jail and publishes their writing and art through the print publication Feedback, as well as their website, amplifyvoices.com and social media. IOA also participates in struggles against police harassment and brutality by coordinating public protests and demonstrations. [text excerpted and edited from amplifyvoices.com with permission of IOA]


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Provenance

The Inside-Outside Alliance records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Laurin Penland, May 2017.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0067.