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 […]

Stop the McFarland GEO women’z prison!

Open letter by the undersigned prisoners We the undersigned, incarcerated at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) and the California Institution for Women (CIW), are outraged that CDCR has signed a contract with the GEO Group, the second largest private, for-profit prison corporation in the U.S. According to the contract, GEO will open a new women’s […]

My View on Prison Life and New Possibilitiez

  Reflecting on my 43 plus years of incarceration, I can state with absolute conviction that one of the worst aspects of prison life for the imprisoned is the ongoing antagonism and violence—frequently created out of malice or out of sheer ignorance by prison guards—among the convicts. These are my thoughts on the cessation of […]

Calipatria riots need to cease and unity needz to spread

  by Kendra Castaneda Over the last few months, there has been an excessive amount of fighting between different races at Calipatria State Prison within the general population Level IV yards A, B and C. On Tuesday, March 11, a riot at Calipatria’s B yard kicked off between Mexicans from Southern California, labeled Southerners by […]

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 […]

Folsom inmatez wired for success (video)

  “I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]