Seven Monthz After Historic Prison Hunger Strike, Opponentz of Solitary Confinement in California Prepare for a Hearing and Gauge the Pace of Change

By Victoria Law http://solitarywatch.com/2014/02/10/seven-months-historic-prison-hunger-strike-opponents-solitary-confinement-california-prepare-hearing-gauge-pace-change/ Tomorrow, California lawmakers will hold a hearing about the use of solitary confinement inside its state prison system. February marks seven months since people incarcerated throughout California embarked on the mass hunger strike that drawn legislative attention to prison conditions. Just under two weeks ago, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) released […]

The horrifying existence of solitary confinement

by James Simmons Imagine being locked in a cage alone for 22 ½ hours a day, sometimes for decades on end, with no normal human contact ever and no exposure to direct sunlight ever. Now imagine that during this terrible experience you were subjected to being shot with an assault rifle and dumped in a […]

Peaceful Protest to Resume July 8th 2013, If Demands Are Not Met

Peaceful Protest to Resume July 8th 2013, If Demands Are Not Met Posted on February 14, 2013 by prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity ATTENTION: Governor Jerry Brown; CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard; and all other parties of interest. In response to CDCR’s failure to meet our 2011 Five (5) Core Demands, the PBSP-SHU Short Corridor Representatives respectfully present this notice of, […]

If only you could see our beat up and emaciated bodies

by Alfred Sandoval Since the last hunger strike, the administration via the “Office of Corruptional Security” has instituted documented military torture tactics here at Pelican Bay State Prison in order to create hostile living conditions and attempt to turn prisoners on each other. But many of us have seen these tactics before, so we know […]