Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Formal Complaint and Final Notice
The new material is in the Final Notice. The Complaint was part of
the previous hunger strike document but Todd asked me to send it along with
the Final Notice.
The men who intend to go on hunger strike on July 1, 2011 have
collaborated on five core demands that they plan to present, along with their
"Formal Complaint" to the Governor, Secretary of Corrections, and Warden, about
30 days prior to July 1. They have expanded their demands to include
eliminating long term confinement in Security Housing Units and Administrative
See the prisoners' formal Complaint by clicking 'Read More' below: These men are in solitary confinement under harsh conditions due to their "status." They have been labeled gang affiliated, even though they have not been charged or found guilty of a gang related act, based on allegations by confidential inmate informants seeking and receiving special treatment.
In order to be released from the Security Housing Unit (SHU) they must "debrief." That means providing staff with information implicating others as gang members or associates...This can cause harm to other prisoners, and make the prisoner who debriefs (or a member of his family) a target for reprisal.
Click HERE for the prisoners' formal Complaint in PDF.