Posted by copwatch | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:04am story
Video of the hearing can be viewed or downloaded at the California state channel archives:
Look for the title “Joint Informational Hearing on Segregation Policies in California Prisons” dated October 9, 2013. It is just about four hours long, so it’s a very big file and takes a long time to download.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:44pm story
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Posted by copwatch | Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:33pm story
These are photos from a Security Housing Unit (SHU) cell in Pelican Bay State Prison. The person who lives here has been in SHU for more than 25 years, since August 1986, and in the Pelican Bay SHU nearly 22 years, since 1990. Read his description below each photograph.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 10/03/2011 - 11:43pm story
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/30/2011 - 5:46pm story
Contact the Governor.
Tell him you support the prisoner hunger strike, and the prisoners' FIVE DEMANDS!
Tell him to stop the retaliation by the CDC (California Department of Corrections) against the hunger strikers!
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
CDCR Bans Lawyers: TAKE ACTION NOW!
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 09/07/2011 - 9:46pm story
Hidden Behind Concrete and Barbed Wire: Hearings Expose Torture in California's SHUs
"My brother has been in Pelican Bay SHU for the last ten years. I'm here today to be the voice, not only for him, but for all of the prisoners who are suffering in the SHU and for all of the prisons in California. There are a lot of questions that I want answered. I want to know what our elected officials are going to do to change what's being done? Why is it 30 days later and still nothing has been done when the CDC agreed to part of the prisoners' demands? I want to know why my brother is tortured on a daily basis year after year. Why is he not fed correctly and why is he so pale and skinny? Why does my mom have to cry every time she goes to see him? Seeing everybody that has come out today just lights my fire, because I know that I am not alone and I can let him know that he is not alone."
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 10/04/2011 - 1:28pm story
CDCR Increases Isolation for California Prisoner Hunger Strikers
Families of hunger strikers were denied visits this past weekend, as the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) continues to crackdown on the hunger strike.
Before the strike resumed Under-Secretary of CDCR Operations, Scott Kernan, threatened an escalation of violence on hunger strikers. Since lawyers from the prisoner’s legal & mediation team have been banned from communicating with hunger strikers last week,rs pose a threat to CDCR’s security, denied visits are an added punishment that increase family members of hunger strikers have also been denied visits. While the CDCR claims families and lawyers pose a threat to CDCR’s security, denied visits are an added punishment that increase isolation for hunger strikers in an attempt to break the strike and conceal retaliation.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 09/29/2011 - 11:29pm event
October 5th: in Sacramento
12pm to 2pm
1515 S St.
More info call: 415-238-1801
Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike! Support the Five Demands!
All out to Sacramento!
In SOLIDARITY, a group of us will be leaving Eureka on Tuesday night (10/4) to participate in the Oct.5th demo. We'll stay the night in Oakland and rideshare with Bay Area folks to Sacramento on Wednesday morning! We will return to Eureka on Wednesday night (10/5).
If you want to go, please contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch at 707.633.4493 or email email@example.com.
Find updates on the hunger strike at
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/25/2011 - 10:35pm event
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Torture of U.S. solitary confinement continues.
Support the prisoners' Human Rights demands!
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 08/02/2011 - 4:04pm story
Mon, August 1, 2011
We received a letter from Todd Ashker at Pelican Bay dated July 24, 2011. He says what the hunger strikers did was to give the CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) a temporary respite, a grace period of 2-3 weeks from July 20th, to give the CDCR's top administrators the opportunity to come up with some substantive changes in response to their five core demands. If they don't follow through they plan to go back on hunger strike.
"It's very important that our supporters know where we stand, and that CDCR knows that we're not going to go for any B.S. We remain as serious about our stand now as we were at the start, and meant what we said re indefinite hunger strike peaceful protest until our demands are met. I repeat - we're simply giving CDCR a brief grace period in response to their request for the opportunity to get [it] right in a timely fashion! We'll see where things stand soon enough!!" Alice Lynd
Vigil in Solidarity with Prisoners- Oakland, 7/28/11