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 […]

Important Alert: Fight new prison censorship rulez

    “They want to be free to pursue the maintenance of the SHU torture units and the expansion of the prison industrial complex (and the ever-growing portion of the public’s tax dollars) without the prospect of legitimate criticism and the voice of opposition.” -Prisoner in Corcoran State Prison SHU     We need your […]

Prisoners urged to sign NCBL petition: Assata is not a terrorist!

by Sundiata Acoli   Sundiata Acoli On July 16, 2013, Assata Shakur’s birthday, prisoners in FCI (Federal Correctional Institution) Cumberland spontaneously showed their strong support for her and the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), whose online petition calls for Assata’s removal from the government’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list and revocation of the $2 million […]

Pelican Bay: Campaigns against torture and censorship unite to end dehumanization

by Kijana Tashiri Askari The Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement First Amendment Campaign stands in solidarity with the Stop the Torture Campaign, as our goals and objectives are mutual. We aim to eliminate torture in all of its many forms. In 2006, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) created a Communications Management Unit […]

by Kijana Tashiri Askari The Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement First Amendment Campaign stands in solidarity with the Stop the Torture Campaign, as our goals and objectives are mutual. We aim to eliminate torture in all of its many forms. In 2006, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) created a Communications Management Unit (CMU) at […]