Tag Archives: Prison

Catch-22 for prisoner with disabilities

The only way to get out of Administrative Segregation is by attending the Gang Renouncement and Dissociation Process. After many months I was told that I could not attend this program because the units do not house inmates with wheelchairs and don’t have cells or showers for the handicapped. Continue reading

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Pelican Bay families support prisoners

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Pelican Bay families support prisoners Editor’s note: California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) came together during the prisoners’ 2011 hunger strike initiated by prisoners in Security Housing Unit (SHU). To support … Continue reading

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Honduras three years after the coup

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Honduras three years after the coup La Voz de los de Abajo (Voices from Below) sponsored a delegation to Honduras in September, three years after the 2009 coup which deposed the … Continue reading

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Pelican Bay prisoners aim to end hostilities

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Pelican Bay prisoners aim to end hostilities Agreement to End Hostilities (NOTE: All names and the statement must be verbatim when used and posted on any website or media, or non-media, … Continue reading

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From the belly of the beast—Pelican Bay prisoners speak

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: From the belly of the beast—Pelican Bay prisoners speak A new pamphlet From the Introduction: Hunger strikes by California prisoners, fighting perpetual solitary confinement, arose in mid-summer 2011 and the fall just when … Continue reading

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Red Onion prisoners STRIKE!

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Red Onion prisoners STRIKE! Wise County, Va.—On May 19 an inmate from Red Onion State Prison (ROSP) phoned a member of Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change (SPARC), informing her that on … Continue reading

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Virginia prison hunger strike

Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, Virginia, went on hunger strike on May 22.  More details can be found at the Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers blog, which lists the ten demands here.  You can join … Continue reading

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