Sunday, July 17, 2011

Monday - Emergency Demonstration in Sacramento - Support the Hunger Strikers


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�.


Force CDCR to grant the hungerstrikers' demands.

When: This Monday July 18, in Sacramento -- 1 to 3 pm,

Where: CDCR Headquarters, 1515 S Street.

RIDES from East Bay: Meet at West Oakland BART, 9:30 am

Meeting at NOON in Sacramento at Freemont Park on 15th and Q

For more info, for rides: Call Manuel (415-637-8195) or Linda (510-219-0297).

The 5 Basic demands are:

1. End Group Punishment & Administrative Abuse

2. Abolish Debriefing Policy & Modify
Active/Inactive Gang Status Criteria: People
inside prisons should not be categorized and
punished as gang members just because another
person says they are part of a gang in order to get out of the SHU.

3. Comply with the US Commission on Safety &
Abuse in America's Prisons 2006 Recommendations
regarding an End to Long-term Solitary
Confinement; people want adequate natural
sunlight, quality health care and treatment

4. Provide Adequate & Nutritious Food: Not use food as punishment

5. Expand & Provide Constructive Programming &
Privileges for Indefinite SHU Status Prisoners:
(i.e. visitation, phone calls, mail, radio, etc)

Drastic, urgent, situations require drastic,
urgent measures, so I am asking you to take a
courageous stance to meet the courageous efforts
of people inside who are willing to sacrifice
their lives so that others do not have to got
through what they have had to endure for 20, 25 30+ years.


Manuel La Fontaine
415 637 8195

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