July 13 California Statewide Mobilization for Prisoner Hunger Strike Action Support
Statewide mobilization to Support the Prisoner HungerStrikes
In 2011, over 12,000 California state prisoners engaged in a hungerstrike to end
long term solitary confinement and to demand changes to the way that
prisoners are assigned to torturous cells, known as the SHU (security
housing units). Although the Department of Corrections acknowledged that
their demands were reasonable and would be addressed - very little has
changed for California prisoners since 2011. California is still
spending millions of dollars a year to keep people in solitary
confinement for decades!
State-wide HungerStrikes Resume
On July 8, 2013California Prisoners will begin an indefinite hungerstrike and work strike until meaningful changes are made within the Department of Corrections.
On July 13, 2013
we will rally at Corcoran State Prison to show our support for the
prisoners and pressure Jerry Brown to meet their demands! Like Pelican
Bay, Corcoran isolates nearly 2,000 people in solitary confinement.
Caravans leaving from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 10:30AM and Chuco's Justice Center in Inglewood at 8:30AM. We will gather at 2PM.
Rally begins at 3PM at Corcoran State Prison.
How You Can Support
need your support now more than ever! Please consider making a donation
to our coalition so that we can continue to fight for the human rights
of people in extreme isolation in California prisons. Funds collected
will be used for the July 13 mobilization in
addition to other coalition expenses such as monthly mailings to
prisoners, legal visits to Pelican Bay and Corcoran and other printing
Donations can be made online at www.prisons.org;be
sure to click the “Special Instructions” link and write “PHSS” to
direct your donation to us. Or you can write a check to California
Prison Focus/PHSS and mail it to PHSS 1904 Franklin Street #507,
Oakland, CA 94612.
We could also use donations of such as food and water for the July 13 mobilization, as well as vans or buses for the caravan to Corcoran.