[Ppnews] SF - Fri July 1 Demo - Support the Hunger Strike by Pelican Bay Prisoners

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Wed Jun 29 10:16:55 EDT 2011


Support the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers

Friday July 01 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

California State Building, Van Ness and McAllister

Come demonstrate support and solidarity with the 
Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strikers on the first 
day of their courageous and important action.

Fight for their demands to be met:

1. END "GROUP PUNISHMENT" where an individual 
prisoner breaks a rule and prison officials 
punish a whole group of prisoners of the same race.

2. ABOLISH "DEBRIEFING" and modify 
active/inactive gang status criteria. False 
and/or highly questionable “evidence” is used 
to accuse prisoners of being active/inactive 
members of prison gangs who are then sent to the 
SHU where they are subjected to long-term 
isolation and torturous conditions. One of the 
only ways these prisoners can get out the SHU is 
if they “debrief”—that is, give prison 
officials information on gang activity.

3. COMPLY with recommendations from a 2006 U.S. 
commission to “make segregation a last 
resort” and “end conditions of isolation.”

4. PROVIDE ADEQUATE FOOD. Prisoners report 
unsanitary conditions and small quantities of 
food. They want adequate food, wholesome 
nutritional meals including special diet meals 
and an end to the use of food as a way to punish prisoners in the SHU.

privileges for indefinite SHU inmates—including 
the opportuniity to “engage in self-help 
treatment, education, religious and other 
productive activities...” which are routinely 
denied. DEMANDS INCLUDE one phone call per week, 
one photo per year, 2 packages a year, more 
visiting time, permission to have wall calendars, 
and sweat suits and watch caps (warm clothing is 
often denied even though cells and the exercise cage can be bitterly cold).

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