We are saddened by the news of Hugo Pinell’s death. Hugo Pinell always expressed a strong spirit of resistance and worked tirelessly as an educator and activist to build racial solidarity inside of California’s prison system.

At the time of his death, Hugo had been locked behind bars for 50 years yet his spirit was unbroken.

You can learn more about Hugo’s life and contributions to the movement by visiting our tribute page here.

Listen to a 20-minute program commemorating the life of Hugo Pinell below: