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<div class="date">November 11, 2013</div>
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<p><em><strong>by Robbie Riva</strong></em></p>
First and foremost, our highest regards are extended to every single
person who stood in solidarity and sacrificed their health to be heard
during our third peaceful protest.
<p>CDCR tried their hardest to deceive the public by defaming our
peaceful movement. They labeled us and attacked our character as a
<p>Our peaceful protests have nothing to do with furthering “gangs” or
“prison politics,” which CDCR loosely reported. They have ALL to do
with amplifying our voices to let the world know that the bodies this
nation holds captive in its isolation chambers are human beings too.</p>
<p>This system was built to break souls and deteriorate minds. Its
foundation was constructed of cold concrete and cold steel with the
objective to drain the life out of its trapped souls.</p>
<p>CDCR campaigns to the taxpayers by glamorizing their “tough on
crime” rhetoric when their main goal is actually to fatten their
<h3 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 0);">Our
peaceful protests have nothing to do with furthering “gangs.” They have
ALL to do with amplifying our voices to let the world know that the
bodies this nation holds captive in its isolation chambers are human
<p>Now that they’ve come under so much scrutiny, CDCR comes up with
their idea of a solution to their long-term segregation practice that’s
titled “SDP” – Step Down Program. This program only makes their grip
tighter and broadens their discretion on who’s coming and going in and
out these SHUs and ASUs [Security Housing Units and Administrative
Segregations Units, two types of solitary confinement – ed.]</p>
This is not a solution. This is their way of controlling the population
within their high priced dungeons.
<p>They’re very adamant about getting us to sign and participate in
their “SDP” as if they care. No, the reason they want our cooperation
in this program is so they can turn around and present the signatures
of their “SDP participants” to the legislators and other government
bodies as their Exhibit A, subtitled “Progress.”</p>
<p>We’ve all come a long way to settle for less and allow CDCR to use
us as their “exhibit.” Our families and loved ones have endured the
struggles and stress alongside us. And with a hoarse voice, they’re
still making sure to be heard. Our gratitude is undying.</p>
<p>“If they want to invade us and destroy the resistance, they will not
succeed … because as long as a single man or woman with honor remains,
there will be resistance.” – Fidel Castro</p>
<p><em>Send our brother some love and light: Robbie Riva, T-49359, CCI
SHU 4B-1C-108, P.O. Box 1906, Tehachapi CA 93581.</em></p>
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