Court rules no punishment for California prison hunger striker

California Court of Appeals grants relief to former Pelican Bay SHU prisoner wrongfully disciplined for refusing to eat during the 2013 hunger strike by Kim Rohrbach Jorge Gomez had spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early […]

Frisco 5 hunger strikerz to SFPD: ‘Stop executing our people’

by Dave Welsh San Francisco – Five hunger strikers dubbed the Frisco 5 – angered by new police murders of Black and Brown people – have been occupying half the sidewalk in front of Mission Police Station since April 21. It’s Day 13 of their liquid-only fast and they’re losing weight, but they vow to […]

Urgent: Call to support tortured hunger-striking prisonerz in Louisiana

by a prisoner at David Wade Correctional Center, Homer, Louisiana Written April 11, 2016, received April 15, 2016 – This is to notify you that several prisoners have begun a hunger strike openly while others are on a silent hunger strike, which may endanger their safety. The three active prisoners who began the hunger strike […]

Hunger Strike for Medical Attention

by an Ohio prisoner   permalink http://www.prisoncensorship.info/art/20160402191621.pdf I have enclosed copies of letters a comrade wrote to secure his position, ensure his safety, among many who are undergoing a mass hunger strike this 23rd day of March 2016, to fight perpetually against the injustice we are receiving here at Lucasville. I will pass out your address […]

Prisonerz initiate hunger strikez at David Wade CC in Louisiana

This is to notify you that several prisoners have begun a hunger strike openly while others are on a silent hunger strike which may endanger their safety. The three active prisoners who began the hunger strike on April 9, 2016 are now also on what is called “extreme suicide” which is where they place you […]

Nuno Dala, Imprisoned Angolan Activist, Now 3 Weekz Into a Hunger Strike

Nuno Dala is a university professor who’s been on hunger strike for 22 days. Dala,imprisoned since June 2015, is one of 17 activists th Angolan authorities accuse of plotting a rebellion against President José Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power for more than 36 years. Dala and his alleged co-conspirators participated in a study group focused on the book […]

Hunger striking Cornelius Harris in USP Florence, Colo., near death

by Cornelius Harris with introduction by his supporters On Feb. 17, 2016, Ohio state prisoner Cornelius Harris, held in the high security U.S. Penitentiary at Florence, Colo., after being transferred against his will from the state to federal prison system, began refusing meals, vowing not to eat until he is transferred back to Ohio. Recently, […]

Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), innocent on death row

Today our guest on Block Report Radio is Bomani, formally known as Keith LaMar. He is an Ohio death row political prisoner and survivor of the Lucasville Rebellion 23 years ago. He will talk to us about the history of that rebellion, his recent hunger strike, the state of Ohio planning to set his execution […]

Join the fight to #FREEKeithLaMar

  Keith LaMar is wrongfully on death row. He recently ended his 9-day hunger strike against cruel restrictions at the Ohio State Penitentiary after the warden agreed to meet his demands. But the much larger fight is still ahead of us. We are asking you to join the fight to #FREEKeithLaMar.  We are launching a […]

Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur) and other Lucasville prisonerz on hunger strike since Nov. 9

This compelling 36-minute documentary focuses on Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur), who was convicted and sentenced to die in the aftermath of the 1993 Lucasville prison rebellion. The film, titled “Keith LaMar, Condemned,” looks at the root causes of the prison uprising, validates allegations that LaMar was railroaded in a death penalty case and points to […]