Chess vs. checkerz

by Abdul Olugbala Shakur Life is like a game of chess and checkers. Many of us play checkers. And many of us think we’re playing chess, but, in practice, we’re actually playing checkers. So it should be of no surprise to any of you when I say, most poor people play checkers, prisoners in particular. […]

W.L. Nolen Mentorship Progam Cited az Gang Material

  by a California prisoner July 2014 permalink       Community Bulletin from the Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement – First Amendment Campaign This bulletin is to alert and update the community on the current fascist offensive that is being waged by one sadistic pig named S. Burris of the Pelican Bay State Prison […]

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 […]

The California Prison System Iz Cracking Down on “Obscene” Politikal Publicationz

  By Charlotte Silver San Quentin prison in Marin County, California. Photo via Flickr user Andrew Reid Wildman, Artist, Writer, Photographer In February 2013 a group of inmates in California’s Pelican Bay State Prison called for a statewide hunger strike to protest the widespread and sometimes capricious use of special housing units (SHUs, a burreaucratic […]

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 […]

Lawsuit calling isolation in California prisonz torture movez forward

By Sharon BernsteinSACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – A lawsuit contending California’s practice of keeping prisoners in near-solitary confinement for years is unconstitutional moved forward on Wednesday at a hearing to clarify the issues that will be heard and set dates for an upcoming trial. The suit is the latest in a series of moves by human […]

Fight against Indefinite Solitary Confinement Continuez in the Courtz, Community Ralliez in Support

  Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition   Oakland—California prisoners challenging long-term indeterminate sentences in solitary confinement will continue their fight in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon during a status conference in Ashker v. Brown, a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU). Since the last hearing eight months ago, […]

Review Board suggestz Pelican Bay prisoner stop political writing for favorable placement

  by Joe A’Jene Valentine “I will not leave a word for railers. And I will not ease the hearts of my enemies by the violation of my honour. I have been born with misfortune till I have discovered its secret meaning.” – Anitar In September 2007 I was validated on the mere basis of […]

Pelican Bay update: What change?

  by Mutope Duguma Our Five Core Demands of the hunger strikes have not been met. And we see that reform always equals revisionism, which means it’s no change. Reform is a word that provides one, or a people, temporary fixes. It does not change their circumstances, but instead gives an impression that they have […]

Arturo Castellanos’ update on Pelican Bay’z response to hunger strike demandz – positive and negative

  by Arturo Castellanos Authorized Personal Property Schedules Letter dated March 3, 2014 – I’m one of the four main SHU reps here at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP). I’m writing this brief article about the positive outcomes during our meetings with Sacramento and PBSP officials since the end of our last hunger strike. They […]