Largest hunger strike in history: California prisonerz speak out on first anniversary

  One year ago, on July 8, 2013, 30,000 California prisoners initiated the largest hunger strike the world has ever seen. Sixty days later, 40 prisoners, who had eaten nothing in all that time, agreed to suspend the strike when state legislators promised to hold hearings on ending solitary confinement, the heart of their demands. […]

Menard hunger strikerz’ message of solidarity with conscious captivez nationwide

  by Muntu Sua Ra Okito (Percell Hansberry) The Menard High Security Unit hunger strikers send a message of solidarity to the brothers of the struggle at Pelican Bay SHU, Ohio Supermax, the Georgia SMU hunger strikers and all prisoners of consciousness who refuse to bow down to state torture and systemic degradation up in […]

Hunger Strikerz at Menard Correctional Facility Face Retaliation, Ask 4 Support

  Between April 2nd–16th every prisoner was stripped naked.  These men were subjected to sexual assault, beatings and stress-position.  Large numbers of men were handcuffed so thightly they lost circulation, and they were handcuffed to another prisoner with their hands touching each others’ buttocks.  Their legal papers were destroyed.  Pen and papers were taken. … […]

We are relying on the legislature to rein in CDCR’z gross abuse of power, thiz year

  by Todd Ashker As a principal representative of the PBSP SHU (Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit) Short Corridor Collective Human Rights Movement, I begin this personal perspective update with a shout out of solidarity and respect to all those inside and outside these prison walls who have put aside divisive race and […]

Hunger Strikerz Call for May 1st Rally at the Detention Center; Chicken Pox Outbreak Alarmz Those in Women’z Unit

For immediate release: April 23, 2014 Contact: Maru Mora Villalpando (206) 251-6658               Alex West (508) 246-8341 Hunger Strikers Call for May 1st Rally at the Detention Center; Chicken Pox Outbreak Alarms Those in Women’s Unit Tacoma, WA–Hunger strikers, continuing their strike now for more than forty days, have called for a rally outside the […]

Menard hunger strikerz still fighting to be treated like human beingz

  by Jesus Vega I am currently incarcerated at Menard Correctional Center in Illinois and housed in the high security unit in administrative detention. I was one of the inmates who was on hunger strike over harsh living conditions and denial of our due process, which is still going on. Inside Menard Correctional Center, Illinois’ […]

Hunger Strikerz in Tacoma Detention Center Ask 4 our help

  HSS emergency alerts thus far have focused on the situation in the SHUs in CA, and will continue to do so.  At this time, however, we’d like to call on you to support the people on hunger strike in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, who are striking not only to protest mass […]

Call/Sign to Support Tacoma ICE Hunger Strikerz

Please call: Michael P. Reid Deputy Assistant Director Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 202-732-4432 Also in response to a question, here is the direct link to the petition: http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/portfolio/support-the-1200-detainees-on-hunger-strike-near-seattle/ In addition to the petition! Please share widely with your networks and take a moment today to write/call. ALERT! Hunger […]

Chicagoanz brave cold to rally in support of Menard hunger strikerz

  by Gregory Koger, Stop Mass Incarceration Network Scenes from the Feb. 13 rally in Chicago in support of the hunger strikers at Menard Prison – Photos: FJJ Feb. 13, 2014 – About 25 people came out in Chicago to stand firmly with the Menard hunger strikers today. At least four formerly incarcerated were among […]

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 […]