[Pnews] Important Feb. 11th hearing on solitary confinement in CA prisons

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Mon Feb 3 13:31:49 EST 2014


TORTURE IS A MORAL ISSUE


Dear Friends,

  In response to the historic peaceful hunger strike in which over 
30,000 incarcerated people in California prisons protested torturous 
conditions of long-term isolation last year, the hunger strike was 
suspended on day 60 as legislators committed to investigate and work to 
end such inhumane conditions.  As a result, the Public Safety Committee 
will host a second joint legislative hearing on *Tuesday, February 11, 
2014* in Sacramento.

*Yet the most important voices will be absent from the hearing*: 
testimony from the prisoners.  Though prisoners have testified at past 
legislative hearings, the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) 
has refused to allow prisoners to attend and testify at the upcoming 
February 11th hearing.

Contact CDCR officials today to urge them to allow the prisoners’ voices 
at the hearing, using the sample email NRCAT has prepared 
<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=37AiCfYFHUri9nlsd9EG7JysuW25CDXx>.

Additionally, we encourage you to attend the February 11th hearing and 
lobby visits in Sacramento.

The voices of those calling for an end to torture in California's 
prisons must not be silenced.

Contact the CDCR today using the sample email NRCAT has prepared. 
<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=6NBICWA%2BkAtTqyFuUErrf5ysuW25CDXx>

/*Joint Public Safety Committee Hearing*/
*Where*: State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA
*When*: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
9:30am – 12:00pm Hearing
Rally to immediately follow hearing
2:00 – 4:00pm Lobby visits RSVP here 
<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=HibZHoYjC01k4qaPmB7Uqt%2FbX%2Bw66CVZ> 
to attend the lobby visits.

CARPOOL BAY AREA: Leave from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 7am on 
Tuesday, Feb 11. More info contact Tynan at tynan at curbprisonspending.org 
<mailto:tynan at curbprisonspending.org> or 415-361-8436.

CARPOOL SOUTHERN/CENTRAL CA: More info contact Virginia Classick at 
818-225-0410.

CARPOOL NORTHERN CA: More info: contact Verbena at 707-442-7465 or 
peopelesarc at gmail.com <mailto:peopelesarc at gmail.com>.

Contact the CDCR today using the sample email NRCAT has prepared 
<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=cYOj%2FETxvLBuUUPr3dF7v5ysuW25CDXx>.

With gratitude and in faith,

Laura Markle Downton
Director of U.S. Prisons Policy and Program

National Religious Campaign Against Torture: 
www.tortureisamoralissue.org 
<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=hj%2FocK44a0asnWCRX0p8eZysuW25CDXx>



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