As many of you have heard, the Short Corridor Collective at Pelican Bay have ended their hunger strike and have declared it a success! Their courageous act of refusing to eat for 4 weeks has successfully put the issues of torturous isolation units and California's abominable debriefing program in the international & national media, it has boosted a growing movement for the rights of prisoners, and is unifying prisoners of different racial groups for a struggle against their real and shared enemies: the unfair policies and practices of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
Many of you also know that the hunger strike continues in Tehachapi, Corcoran, and Calipatria State Prisons.
We must continue to put pressure on CDCR and Governor Jerry Brown!
On Monday, 7/25 from noon-4pm in Sacramento, family members, community based organizations, and community members from around the state are mobilizing to support the ongoing California Prisoner Hunger Strike!
Meet in Sacramento at Fremont Park (on 15th St., b/w Q & P Streets) @ 11:30am. March to CDCR headquarters (1515 S. Street) and rally from noon-2pm. March to State Building to deliver organizational letter to Governor Jerry Brown's office from 2-4pm.*Please note that this will be a PEACEFUL, non-arrestable action.
For more information, please check the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Blog or call (510) 444-0484.
BAY AREA Ride-share: Meet at West Oakland BART at 9:30am, rides will be leaving at 10am. If you have a car & want to offer rides, or if you need a ride, please contact Lisa Roellig: lisaroellig [at] gmail.com