New proposed censorship rulez meanz more torture 4 California prisonerz in solitary confinement

by Mutope Duguma On April 7, the unit floor officer distributed a CDCr Notice of Rule Change to Regulations Sections 3006, 3134, and 3135, titled “Obscene Material Regulations.” If these changes are approved, publications mailed to prisoners and considered to be in violation of the new regulations “shall be disallowed into the institution and included […]

California’z most dangerouz Security Threat Group

  by Robert Frazier On Feb. 4, 2014, a five-page Notice of Proposed Regulations was disseminated among prisoners warehoused in the death row Security Housing Unit known by its politically corrupt misnomer Adjustment Center (AC). The notice states in part that any person may submit public comments regarding proposed changes to “the California Code of […]

Prison visits: They still actin’ like Hoover

by Keelo Jenkins California Code of Regulations Title 15, as well as the Departmental Operations Manual, CDCR’s rules – or self-governing laws – states: “These regulations are made in recognition and consideration of the value of inmate visitation as a means of increasing safety in prisons, maintaining family and community connections, and preparing inmates for […]

Institutionalized racism and censorship are relatives

  Statement from the Pelican Bay Human Rights Movement First Amendment Campaign   by Sondai Dumisani, Abasi Ganda, Mutope Duguma, Abdul O. Shakur, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa   Drawing by Michael David Russell, C-90473, D7-217, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532 The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper for March 2013, Vol. 38, Issue […]

Scare tactics: How loved ones are terrorized into breaking bonds with prisoners

Dear Readers, I am writing to inform you of the scare tactics that California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) here at Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (PBSP SHU) uses in order to intimidate our families, friends and associates away from corresponding with those of us who are held in these solitary confinement […]

How CDCr scams California taxpayers

by Mutope Duguma Prior to our two hunger strikes in 2011, we prisoners who are suffering indefinitely in solitary confinement for being validated as prison gang members or associates, held in these Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg) and Security Housing Units (SHUs) anywhere from one to 40 years, have been unable to successfully challenge these conditions because […]

CDCR’s Oct. 11, 2012, Security Threat Group Pilot Program

  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued new rules in this October 2012 memorandum entitled “Pilot Program for Security Threat Group Identification, Prevention and Management Plan.” According to the Prison Law Office, CDCR says the memorandum will be available in all of the prison law libraries. However, it has not been made available […]