Call every Thursday and Friday until the demands are met!
Call for the CA Prison Hunger Strikers!
Prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison (California) began a hunger strike on July 1, 2011 to protest the cruel, inhumane and tortuous conditions of their imprisonment. At least 6,600 prisoners across the state of CA have joined them in solidarity with their demands. Though Pelican Bay prisoners have accepted an offer from the CDCR which grants night caps (beanies), wall calendars, and some educational program opportunities, the rest of their demands have not been met and prisoners at Calipatria, Corcoran and Tehachapi remain on strike.
Support the hunger strikers by contacting the CDCR and urging them to negotiate with the prisoners and honor their 5 demands!
Make Calls to:
Secretary Matthew Cate, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Phone: (916) 323-6001
CDCR Public Affairs Office: (916)445-4950
CA Governor Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841
Sample Script for Phone Calls:
“Hi my name is _________ . I’m calling about the statewide prisoner hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay and continues today at Tehachapi, Corocoran and Calipatria. I support the prisoners & their reasonable “five core demands. I am alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating medical conditions of the hunger strikers. I urge you to make sure the CDCR negotiates with the prisoners who continue to hunger strike, immediately & in good faith, before prisoners are force-fed or even die, and I urge you to ensure that the CDCR keeps good on the offer it has made to Pelican Bay prisoners. Thank you.”
Please sign the online petition.
Call for Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier!
10am-2pm Pacific (1pm-5pm Eastern)
(Info below abridged and adapted from alert launched into cyberspace
by Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee)
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/alert.htm USP Lewisburg at 570-523-1251 and ask for Warden Bledsoe Dr. Thomas Kane, Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)- (202) 307-3198 (Switchboard)
On June 27, the 66-year-old Leonard Peltier was thrown in "The Hole" at USP-Lewisburg where he purportedly will stay for the next six months. According to what is currently known, Leonard's cell was searched that day. A guard allegedly was shocked by a wire(s) in the cell. The guard claimed "assault." Leonard wasn't present during the search, having already been removed to "The Hole".
Reference "Leonard Peltier #89637-132" being unfairly put in (administrative) segregation or detention-- and for an unfairly long amount of time.
(202) 307-3250 (Director)
Call every Thursday and Friday until the demands are met! Call other days of the week too and don't limit yourself to calling!
USP Lewisburg at 570-523-1251 and ask for Warden Bledsoe
Dr. Thomas Kane, Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)-
(202) 307-3198 (Switchboard)