[Ppnews] Monday - Emergency Demonstration in Sacramento - Support the Hunger Strikers

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Sun Jul 17 11:00:45 EDT 2011


SUPPORT the HUNGERSTRIKERS!

On July 1st, prisoners at Pelican Bay State 
Prison  Security Housing Unit (SHU) began an 
indefinite hunger strike to protest the 
conditions of their imprisonment. The UN has 
characterized their imprisonment as ‘inhumane and 
degrading’.  At least 6,600 prisoners across 13 
prisons in CA joined the hunger strike in 
solidarity with the demands from the Pelican Bay 
Security Housing Unit (SHU).  Thousands of people 
both inside and outside prison are supporting 
their struggle.   But if demands are not met soon, people will begin to die
.


EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION / PICKET

Force CDCR to grant the hungerstrikers' demands.

When: This Monday July 18, in Sacramento -- 1 to 3 pm,

Where: CDCR Headquarters, 1515 S Street.

RIDES from East Bay: Meet at West Oakland BART, 9:30 am

Meeting at NOON in Sacramento at Freemont Park on 15th and Q

For more info, for rides: Call Manuel (415-637-8195) or Linda (510-219-0297).


The 5 Basic demands are:

1. End “Group Punishment & Administrative Abuse

2. Abolish Debriefing Policy & Modify 
Active/Inactive Gang Status Criteria: People 
inside prisons should not be categorized and 
punished as gang members just because another 
person says they are part of a gang in order to get out of the SHU.

3. Comply with the US Commission on Safety & 
Abuse in America’s Prisons 2006 Recommendations 
regarding an End to Long-term Solitary 
Confinement; people want adequate natural 
sunlight, quality health care and treatment

4. Provide Adequate & Nutritious Food: Not use food as punishment

5. Expand & Provide Constructive Programming & 
Privileges for Indefinite SHU Status Prisoners: 
(i.e. visitation, phone calls, mail, radio, etc)

Drastic, urgent, situations require drastic, 
urgent measures, so I am asking you to take a 
courageous stance to meet the courageous efforts 
of people inside who are willing to sacrifice 
their lives so that others do not have to got 
through what they have had to endure for 20, 25 30+ years.

Sincerely,

Manuel La Fontaine
415 637 8195



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