Folsom ASU protesters, dispersed and persecuted, suspend hunger strike, appeal for support inside and out

A swift salute to all of the supporters and those concerned with the ongoing fight to reform CDCR’s ASUs by Anthony Joel Estrada On May 28, 2017, I was “special” transferred under a warden-to-warden agreement to DVI’s ASU (Administrative Segregation Unit). This was done in retaliation for alerting the public to the conditions of confinement […]

Folsom Prison Hunger Strike Enters 9th Day – Families, Advocates Rally to Support Prisoners’ Demands

Folsom Prison Hunger Strike Enters 9th Day Families, Advocates Rally to Support Prisoners’ Demands Folsom—On Sunday, June 4th, 2017, human rights advocates will hold a rally outside of Folsom State Prison (FSP) to amplify the voices of people incarcerated in the Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) at FSP, who have been on hunger strike since May 25th. […]

Hugo Pinell, aka Dahariki Kambon: Decadez of assassination attemptz against the man most feared by CDCr

by Haazim W. Muntaqim (Jeffrey Milo Burks) I want to extend many thanks and appreciation to the San Francisco Bay View for providing us with great memories and genuine farewells from the family, brothers, sisters and friends of Brother Dahariki Kambon. He was and continues to be an inspiration to all who knew him, especially […]

Outrage!! Prison-break member from ’70z dead, 5 hospitalized in prison riot near Sacramento

California State Prison-Sacramento One inmate was killed and others injured during a riot Wednesday at California State Prison-Sacramento, adjacent to Folsom State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) By Paige St. John Jails and Prisons California Prison Hunger Strike (2013) Hugo Pinell, infamous for his role in the 1970s “San Quentin Six” prison break […]

Folsom inmatez wired for success (video)

  “I know it’s going to work for me when I get out,” one inmate said confidently, standing in the middle of a busy Vocational Electrician classroom inside the walls of Folsom State Prison (FSP). He is one of 27 prisoners in the class learning valuable skills and earning certifications, putting each one of them […]

Why Can’t California Get Prison Healthcare Right?

J. Clark Kelso, the federally court-appointed receiver, outside of Folsom State Prison. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) To considerable embarrassment, no doubt, in the Brown-Beard administration, admissions to California’s newest prison near Stockton California were halted February 5 by the court-appointed healthcare receiver, law professor Clark Kelso. The prison, the first new facility in a decade, is […]

The deadly ‘integrated yard policy’: Commentary on ‘The Pelikkkan Bay factor: An indictable offense’

by Haazim W. Muntaqim (Jeffrey Milo Burks) Jeffrey Burks (Haazim Muntaqim) After reading “The PeliKKKan Bay factor: An indictable offense” in the Februay 2013 edition of the San Francisco Bay View, I am compelled to share with your readers the evidence I have uncovered while doing research into my own case after I was framed by corrupt […]

California prison hunger strike leader: ‘If necessary we’ll resume. This is war’

Exclusive: From solitary confinement at the brutal Pelican Bay, Todd Ashker led a protest that shook the US penal system Rory Carroll http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/27/california-prison-hunger-strike-todd-ashker/print Todd Ashker enters the visitation cubicle and a metal door slides shut behind him. He places his hands into a slot so a guard on the other side can unlock the handcuffs. He rubs his […]

THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Correctional officials see danger in prison overcrowding. Others see opportunity. The nearly two million U.S. citizens behind bars the majority of them nonviolent offenders mean jobs for depressed regions and windfalls for profiteers Table Of Contents  New Folsom    Liberal Legacy    Big Business  Bed Brokers   The Mega-Prison    Factories Of Crime New Folsom In the hills east […]

Prop 36: Post Release Community Supervision?

by Kenneth G. Keel   In 1997, this author was arrested for an alleged petty theft and subsequently given a 25-years-to-life Three Strikes prison term. On Nov. 7, 2012, the day after California’s voters approved the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012 Initiative – Proposition 36 – I submitted a pro per petition for a […]