California moves to curb solitary confinement

by George Lavender In a forest clearing on the storm-swept Pacific coast near the California-Oregon border in the town of Crescent City, whose 7,394 inhabitants used to be lumberjacks and fishermen and now are prison guards, lies the infamous Pelican Bay State Prison, housing 2,753 amazing men the state calls the “worst of the worst” […]


We received a letter from Majid in which he stated that he is in SHU on bogus charges. He is confident this will be resolved in his favor.  Also, one of his supporters reported that he was told that Majid had refused the needed surgery. This is absolutely untrue, and we need to keep the […]

Power Concedez Nothing: A Discussion on CDCr’z Insidiouz 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 […]

California prison system’z Security Threat Group/Step Down Program (STG/SDP) iz getting close to being implemented

    We need your help. The California prison system’s  Security Threat Group/Step Down Program (STG/SDP) is getting close to being implemented. These regulations govern placement into and release from the SHU (Secure Housing Units), California’s long-term solitary confinement cells. The STG/SDP policies will perpetuate California’s over use of torturous isolation. We are soliciting your help to weigh […]

Major reform of solitary confinement introduced in California Senate

Sacramento, March 17, 2014 – Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, today introduced new legislation to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions and procedures in California’s prisons. “Isolating large numbers of inmates for long periods of time, as we are currently doing, is an expensive and deeply troubling practice that undermines effective rehabilitation and long-term public safety,” […]

Pantriez, Poisonz, and Gassingz: Abuse of Mental Patientz in Security Housing Unitz (SHU)

  by a California prisoner          permalink It seems that change in our society is only brought about by those of our populace who are considered to be radicals, so this piece is written for those radicals who are compassionate enough to care and who will take the necessary efforts to make a lasting difference for […]

Calling for ABOLITION of solitary confinement

by Denise Mewbourne Lucas Guilkey, who took this photo, says: “Today was a huge day for the prisoner hunger strike movement for human rights. Cars and vans of family members, youth and adult survivors of solitary torture, those with parents incarcerated and their allies descended upon Sacramento from every corner of California to speak truth […]

CDCR still fabricatez evidence, so what’z our Plan B to free the people?

by Jose Villarreal Recently I was put up for a six year inactive “review” here in the Pelikkkan Bay SHU. For those who do not know what a six year “review” is, it is a process that SHU prisoners go through every six years. In this “review” the Pelican Bay Gestapo, aka IGI (Institutional Gang […]

Hunger Strike Sparkz California Prison Reform Effortz

  The conditions and ethics of solitary confinement in the U.S. are at the heart of a debate raging in the California corrections system. By Matthew Heller   Looking down the wall in the Solitary Confinement area in Boise, Idaho. The only light in the rooms come through a little window in the door and […]

Mission Statement of the Pelican Bay Human Rightz Movement First Amendment Campaign

by Kijana Tashiri Askari, Baridi Yero, Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Kamau Askari, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Sondai Kamdibe We, the captive class of New Afrikan Black Revolutionaries at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif., are confronted with a dilemma by having our mail and our revolutionary reading materials stolen or confiscated by fascist vigilantes under […]