Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Four Yearz and Still Fighting

by Claude Marks – Isaac Ontiveros Four years ago prisoners in California – led by those in the control units of Pelican Bay – organized a hunger strike to demand an end to the torturous conditions of solitary confinement. Two more strikes would follow, with over 30,000 prisoners taking united action in the summer of […]

CCI Step Down Program iz bogus

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa I have taken the position to shut down this fake SDP (Step Down Program) crap. So all of Step 4, who have the most to lose – meaning some of them are a couple of weeks away from completing their Step 4, and for some they are one, two, three, four […]

Moving forward with our fight to end solitary confinement

by Todd Ashker Greetings of solidarity and respect to all similarly situated members of the prison class unified in our struggle to end long term solitary confinement and win related long overdue reforms to the broken California prison torture system! As one of the four principle prisoner class representatives, I am presenting this further update […]

Baridi Williamson at Pelican Bay: ‘I met with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez’

by Baridi J. Williamson On Dec. 9, 2014, I visited with Mr. Juan Méndez, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, who is now an expert on our class action lawsuit to end solitary confinement torture here in California. Hopefully, it will have a ripple effect across the U.S. Being that Mr. Méndez, who had previously […]

Prisoner Human Rightz Movement fightz on many frontz to reclaim our livez and freedom

by Mutope Duguma Although our initial focus was and is ending long term solitary confinement for thousands of prisoners who been subjected to unspeakable torture by the state of California’s prison officials – a protracted struggle inside our Prisoner Human Rights Movement – the state is resisting the fact that torture must end, which is […]

Nu-Afrikan Prisonerz Retaliated Against by Institutional Gang Investigatorz (IGI)

by a California prisoner Here at a torture unit known as the Corcoran Security Housing Unit (SHU), we New Afrikan freedom fighters and other entities are getting retaliated on by the fascist Institutional Gang Investigators (IGI). IGI and their cronies seem to think that attacking those who were hunger strikers and at the forefront of […]

Successful Motion in Court Strengthenz CA Prisonerz’ Case against Solitary

Oakland – Pelican Bay prisoners named as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the use of solitary confinement in California gained an important victory yesterday as U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of a motion filed by the plaintiffs’ counsel. The motion allows prisoners who have been in solitary confinement for more […]

CDCr issuez SHU sentencez illegally

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa I left Pelican Bay State Prison on July 11, 2014, and arrived that evening at DVI in Tracy. I laid over for a week, arriving at CCI-Tehachapi July 17. The Ad Seg unit at DVI has to be one of the worst in CDCr. It’s filthy and fundamentally used as a […]

California transfers Pelican Bay SHU prisonerz to general population despite calling them too dangerouz during the hunger strikez

by Mutawally Joka Kambon It has been a few months since my release from 20 years of solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison (SHU) to Step 5 of the Step Down Program (SDP). I thought I should pen this communique with an update on my travels from one place to another – the new […]

After many long yearz in solitary confinement, I’m just asking

by Mutope Duguma, Pelican Bay State Prison, California How can we the people of this nation and world end the suffering of countless men and women held inside man-made, manufactured torture chambers called solitary confinement? Can we call on the humanity of this nation and world to lend their voice, their time, their strength and […]