Attorney Anne Butterfield Weillz: ‘Obscenity’ regs show ‘CDCR viewz many of itz prisonerz … az politikal prisonerz’

  by Anne Butterfield Weills To: Timothy M. Lockwood, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Regulation and Policy Management Branch, on June 17, 2014 Re: CDCR Notice of Change to Regulations 14-05, “Obscene Materials” Dear Mr. Lockwood: I think one must first ask why is the CDCR pursuing these proposed regulations regarding “Obscene Materials” at […]

State Prisonz Institute New Censorship Rulez

  Prisoners and prisoners’ rights advocates say the new regulations could result in bans on newspapers, magazines, letters, and inmate writings. By Toshio Meronek Last year, about 30,000 inmates staged a hunger strike in California prisons to protest subpar living conditions and the use of long-term solitary confinement. In response, the California Department of Corrections […]

Major law firm opposez new rulez that could ban the Bay View from all California prisonz

  This letter, from attorney Leila Knox of Bryan Cave LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms, was emailed and mailed on July 13, 2014, to Regulation and Policy Management Chief Timothy M. Lockwood, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 942883, Sacramento, Calif. 94283-0001. Readers are encouraged to submit their own comments […]

CDCr counterpunch: New rulez designed to silence prison protest

  by Mutope Duguma To all officers and personnel within the CDCr* who have not fully grasped the state of our affairs as it relates to the events of the last three years, in particular “those damn hunger strikes,” if I could read your mind, this is what I think I’d hear you say: We […]

Fight new prison censorship rulez proposed by CDCr

  by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition   We need your help. Under the guise of “obscenity” regulations, CDCr has proposed sweeping new political censorship rules for mail going both into and out of the prisons. If these changes are approved, CDCr will permanently ban any documents it defines as “contraband,” including political publications and […]