Ongoing Isolation in CA Prisons Not Governed by Settlement, Judge Rules

Activism Needed to Remedy Solitary Conditions in Prisons, Civil Rights Attorneys Say March 28, 2018, Oakland, CA – Today, a federal judge declined to order the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to move prisoners previously held in Security Housing Units (SHU) into legitimate general population conditions. Under a landmark class action settlement that was intended to […]

Prisoner firefighters poisoned by Montecito mudslide – no forewarning

by Malcolme Morgan I was recently transferred from San Quentin State Prison to Oak Glen Conservation Camp, which is one of several chain gang facilities or “fire camps” in the state of California. Incarcerated firefighters save bureaucrats in California millions of dollars every year by performing the various odd jobs that nobody else wants to […]

Don’t let CDCR reverse our hunger strike-won legal victory: Statement of prisoner representatives on second anniversary of Ashker v. Brown settlement

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Ronnie Dewberry), Arturo Castellanos, Todd Ashker and George Franco Oct. 14, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the approval of the Ashker settlement. We celebrate our victory in the Ashker case, in which virtually all of the over 1,600 prisoners then languishing in indeterminate SHU were released to General Population. This […]

Honoring Struggles – Four Years Since the CA Hunger Strikes

Tomorrow, July 8, marks the four-year anniversary of prisoners in Pelican Bay’s solitary confinement units initiating what became the largest hunger strike in California’s history. Over 30,000 prisoners refused meals to protest against the use of solitary, rallying behind the strike’s imprisoned leadership, known as the Short Corridor Collective, to achieve five core demands. The […]

A young prisoner diez, hiz comradez pour out their love

Tragedy on top of tragedy for a young Black man: First he’s snatched out of his community and away from his family, where he’s badly needed, and swept into prison. For the beloved Weusi Joka Kambon, clearly an up-and-coming leader, prison snatched him away permanently. Justice must be done! – Art: Roger “Rab” Moore, G-02296, […]

Warning issued for prison guardz, officerz about possible attackz from ‘Black Guerilla Family’ (BGF)

http://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=1456301 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Jerry Elster as a former member of BGF. We regret the error. He currently works as the Healing Justice Coordinator for American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization devoted to service, development and peace programs throughout the world. An urgent bulletin […]

Prisoner Human Rightz Movement Blue Print

Overview by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCr) has systemic and dysfunctional problems that run rampant statewide within California’s prisons for both women and men which demand this California government to take immediate action and institute measures to effect genuine tangible changes throughout CDCr on all levels. The entire state government […]

PHSS Committee to End Sleep Deprivation askz for letterz about the ‘security/welfare checkz’

Guards have been jarringly waking prisoners every 30 minutes on death row at the Central California Women’s Facility since May 2014, and in the Pelican Bay SHU since Aug. 2, 2015, for so-called “security/welfare checks.” This is serious, ongoing sleep deprivation which is torture. These checks may also be harming people in other prisons; PB […]

Prisoner Human Rightz Movement BLUE PRINT

Movement BLUE PRINT  prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity (FULL BLUE PRINT pdf- all docs-284pgs) Overview Table of Contents Blue Print core document Appendix BLUE PRINT The declaration on protection of all persons from being subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 3452 (XXX) of […]

Young prisoner speaks on Yogi’z assassination and bridging the generation gap

by Koray Rice The Klansmen behind Yogi’s assassination knew he was full of love and sharp as a knife It just gets my blood boiling what the Klansmen did to brother Hugo. I don’t expect anything different from them. When they see they can’t break you, they kill you. From George Jackson to Stanley Tookie […]