MOBILIZE to SACRAMENTO:
This MONDAY , July 18th from 1-3pm. Demonstration outside CDCR Headquarters 1515 S. St. Sacramento
RIDES from East Bay: Meet at West Oakland BART, 9:30 am
Meeting at NOON in Sacramento at Freemont Park on 15th & Q
For more info, for rides: Call Manuel (415-637-8195) or Linda (510-219-0297).
If you are in Humboldt or Del Norte County and want to go to Sacramento, please immediately contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch at 707-633-4493.
SUPPORT the HUNGERSTRIKERS!
On July 1st, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (SHU) began an indefinite hunger strike to protest the conditions of their imprisonment. The UN has characterized their imprisonment as ‘inhumane and degrading’. At least 6,600 prisoners across 13 prisons in CA joined the hunger strike in solidarity with the demands from the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU). Thousands of people both inside and outside prison are supporting their struggle. But if demands are not met soon, people will begin to die….
Prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison (Crescent City, California) will begin an indefinite hunger strike July 1, 2011 to protest the cruel and inhumane conditions of their imprisonment.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
has been found guilty of constitutional rights violations by federal courts, and its practice of long-term isolation, particularly at Pelican Bay, has been identified by human rights monitors as constituting a form of psychological torture.
The lives of the prisoners who say they are going to participate in the strike are at great risk.
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