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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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Families stand up for prisoners’ rights

From the new September-October 2013 issue of News & Letters: Families stand up for prisoners’ rights Editor’s note: Marie Levin spoke at many of the demonstrations. This statement is from July 31. Oakland, Calif.—My name is Marie Levin. My brother, … Continue reading

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News & Letters banned in Pelican Bay

On July 8, 2013, another hunger strike was launched here inside the security housing unit (SHU) in an ongoing effort to try to bring an end to the injustice of long-term SHU confinement. On July 12 I was prevented from receiving the July-August issue of N&L because page 9 had an article on the Pelican Bay hunger strike. 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 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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