CDCr issuez SHU sentencez illegally

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa I left Pelican Bay State Prison on July 11, 2014, and arrived that evening at DVI in Tracy. I laid over for a week, arriving at CCI-Tehachapi July 17. The Ad Seg unit at DVI has to be one of the worst in CDCr. It’s filthy and fundamentally used as a […]

What is solitary confinement?

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur At first glance, and from its most simplistic perspective, the question, What is solitary confinement? appears to be rhetorical, if not insulting, but you would be surprised, if not incredulous, how many prison rights activists are at a loss when I pose it to them. Even more perplexing, many prisoners are […]

Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept uz isolated and voiceless – we still need you now, even more

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott CDCR deliberately lied about their implementation of the Security Threat Group (STG) Step Down Program (SDP) sanctioned by Gov. Jerry Brown. We prisoners, the Prisoner Human Rights Movement (PHRM), all our supporters, all state legislators and all citizens of California are being lied to and manipulated by Gov. […]

California prisoner representativez: All people have the right to humane treatment with dignity

Main reps mark the first anniversary of suspension of the 2013 Hunger Strike and the second anniversary of the Agreement to End Hostilities by Todd Ashker, Arturo Castellanos and George Franco We expect to hear soon from Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, the fourth of the main reps in the Pelican Bay SHU Short Corridor Collective Human […]

Robert C. Fuentes, ‘poet, jailhouse lawyer and humanitarian in the hunger strikez,’ diez of CDCr medical neglect

by Mary Ratcliff Robert Fuentes was an award-winning poet and essayist. PEN America awarded him the Dawson Prize in fiction in the 2010 Prison Writing Contest for a piece titled “Lessons,” which is published at http://www.pen.org/fiction-short-story/lessons, and begins: “Well, I originally contemplated about trying to sugarcoat what I had to say; but in the end, […]

The New Court-Approved Device of Torture in California SHUz: Guard One

by a comrade of United Struggle from Within September 2014 permalink Guard One was implemented in the middle of June per mandate of a court-appointed mental health expert in Sacramento. The device resembles a pipe about the size of a closet pole cut to an 8″ length. It either flashes or beeps to indicate a […]

Unresolved hunger strike issuez: Five Core Demandz, 40 Supplemental Demandz and CDCR’z STG-SDP

by Todd Ashker, one of four PBSP-SHU prisoner reps To CDCR administrators Secretary Beard, Undersecretary Hoshino, Director Stainer, Associate Director Diaz, Pelican Bay State Prison Warden Ducart This memorandum is directed to the above CDCR administrators for the express purpose of respectfully reminding you about unresolved and continuing problematic issues relevant to our 2011-2014 Five […]

California Women Prisonerz – SHU Deathz and Suicidez – Support Investigation

Please contact the politicians and CDCR representatives listed at the end of this press release to FAMILIES AND ADVOCATES CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO MULTIPLE 2014 DEATHS AND SUICIDES AT CALIFORNIA INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN (CIW) Being in physical distress locked in a cell turns into a truly terrifying experience when you can hear the cops banter […]

Power Concedez Nothing: A Discussion on CDCr’z Insidious Regulatory Semanticz and Judicial Collusion in Maintenance of SHU Torture Unitz

  From the N.C.T.T.-COR-SHU “Revolutionary activity in every area of human existence will come about by itself when the contradictions in every new process are comprehended; it will consist of an identification with those forces that are moving in the direction of genuine progress. To be radical.. .means “getting to the root of things.” If […]

Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa: Worse than Pelican Bay

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (R.N. Dewberry) This place is worse than Pelican Bay State Prison in so many ways. I’ll start sending updates on corruption and racism against prisoners who have been placed in Steps 3 and 4 of these keepers’ Step Down Program (SDP). The DRB (Departmental Review Board) lies to the public. Prisoners […]