Prisoners should expect CDCR officials to employ tactics such as possibly cutting power to televisions to prevent us from watching news, stopping and delaying mail delivery and sudden transfers.
Just be prepared in the short term for CDCR response tactics. They’ll be desperately trying to save their sinking ship. But remember this: If the crew of the ship – prisoners – refuse to eat, work and double cell, the officers (CDCR) will be left with a floating ship lost at sea. Eventually nothing will stop the ship from sinking.
by Nancy Arvold This is just a brief personal comment on the California Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing on solitary confinement last Monday that I attended in Sacramento. Banners blared the message to passersby and to the prisoners’ supporters at the rally that led up to the historic hearing on solitary confinement at the Capitol in […]
by Ajene Nkrumah, Abdul O. Shakur, Sondai Kamdibe, Abasi Banda and Mutope Duguma It’s time that we prisoners take advantage of this End All Hostilities Agreement between our racial groups and our internal hostilities, because many of us already know that many of our conflicts have been engineered by the CDCr* officials and officers. There […]
by Mutope Duguma Prior to our two hunger strikes in 2011, we prisoners who are suffering indefinitely in solitary confinement for being validated as prison gang members or associates, held in these Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg) and Security Housing Units (SHUs) anywhere from one to 40 years, have been unable to successfully challenge these conditions because […]
Since Dec. 13, 1994, Indiana political prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun (aka Leonard McQuay) has been held in control units, i.e. administrative segregation or isolation. It began when police and prison investigators manufactured a murder charge against him after a guard was stabbed and killed. Brother Khalfani is a Muslim and New Afrikan revolutionary educator who […]
Isolation exercise yard, Security Housing Unit, Pelican Bay, Crescent City, California, a supermax-type control, high security facility said to house California’s most dangerous prisoners. © Richard Ross Solitary confinement is in the news … for lots of reasons – a lawsuit brought by prisoners against the Federal Bureau of Prisons; a lawsuit brought by 10 prisoners […]