Support Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Five Core Demands (hunger strike)

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On Monday July 8th, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison and other prisons throughout California began a hunger strike and work stoppage to protest conditions and confinement in Security Housing Units (SHUs). In the Pelican Bay SHU and other California SHUs, prisoners are isolated in small, windowless cells for between 22 ½  and 24 hours a day, denied telephone calls, contact visits, and vocational, recreational, and educational programs. The strike was launched after the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) failed to fulfill its promise to meet the prisoners’ core demands, including an end to indefinite, prolonged solitary confinement.

Join us to demand that the CDCR meet the demands of the Pelican Bay prisoners! Take action here.

Marilyn McMahon
Publication Date: 
Jul 8, 2013
Connected Categorizations: 
prisons, prison conditions