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House of no justice

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: “I am an inmate at New Folsom State Prison and was personally involved in the statewide hunger strike that started on July 1 in protest of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitiation’s (CDCR) practices … Continue reading

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California legislators ignore hunger strikers’ voices

Sacramento, Calif.–At the Legislative Hearings on Feb. 11, experts presented their analyses, which showed that even the very small changes California Department of Corrections (CDC) said they were implementing, in fact they are not. No policies are being changed to address the problems brought out by prisoners and their families. One family member was taking the legislators to task, saying that the promises of reform the legislators vow to make now, they made 10 years ago. Nothing changed. Things got worse. Continue reading

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Support prison truce

Alex Sanchez, co-founder of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, spoke in support of prisoners’ call to cease hostilities, backing the solutions arrived at by those who used to be part of the problem. Continue reading

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California hearings on prison torture

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: California hearings on prison torture Sacramento, Calif.–On Feb. 25, around 100 people, mostly family members of prisoners organized as California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC), gathered on the state capitol … Continue reading

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March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters is available on the web

The March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters is available on the web. News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 2 March – April 2013 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead From India to Egypt … 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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Voices from Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Voices from Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers September 28, 2011 Revolutionary Salutation, The SHU prisoners hunger strike started again as of Sept. 26….Apparently the level of prisoner participation surprised California Department … Continue reading

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SHU prisoners: We want to be treated like human beings!

From the new November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: SHU prisoners: We want to be treated like human beings! Pelican Bay, Calif.–On Sept. 26 Security Housing Unit (SHU) prisoners resumed their hunger strike, suspended on July 20, to give … Continue reading

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November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters available on the web

November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters now on the web… Lead: Occupy Wall Street strikes deep chord, challenges rulers The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, since beginning in New York City’s Zuccotti Park–renamed Liberty Plaza–on Sept. 17, has spread … Continue reading

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L.A. solidarity with Pelican Bay prisoners

From the new September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: L.A. prisoner solidarity Los Angeles–On Aug. 13, 30 youths, mostly young women, gathered at the County Twin Towers Prison to support the Pelican Bay prisoners’ hunger strike. With the drumbeat … Continue reading

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