California prisoners are on hunger strike again! The hunger strike that started on July 1 of this year in support of 5 demands, has been resumed by thousands of prisoners at Pelican Bay, Calipatria, CCI Tehachapi, Centinela, Corcoran, Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, Ironwood State Prison, Salinas Valley State Prison.
The prisoners say that the California Department of Corrections has retaliated against prisoners for participating in the strike and made only nominal policy changes in response to the strike. Prisoners say it is necessary to continue to put pressure on the CDCR to meaningfully change long-term solitary confinement policies and practices. Up to date information can be found at http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/.
This Saturday and Sunday people will be standing at the entrance to Pelican Bay State Prison to show support for the strikers, to demand that prison officials take their demands seriously, and to speak out against prison retaliation.
The address of Pelican Bay is 5905 Lake Earl Drive, Crescent City.
From the 101 turn left on Elk Valley Cross Road, and right on Lake Earl Drive.
We have been advised to park past the prison down by the Fort Dixon market and walk back to the entrance to avoid getting a ticket.
People from the Bay are driving up to be at the entrance in front of the prison Saturday morning to late afternoon and Sunday morning.
Please join them if you are able!
For info call D'Andre at 510-926-5207. He is also looking for places for people to sleep this weekend if you have a crash spot.
Thank you for your support!