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|End Solitary Rally-Santa Cruz|
|Date||Tuesday May 23|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
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corner of Pacific Ave. and Cooper St.
112 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Organizer/Author||Together to End Solitary, Santa Cruz|
Rally, speak-out, readers’ theater, take action, write letters to end sleep deprivation torture of people in CA solitary units
Please share, like, indicate going, and invite on facebook: End Solitary Santa Cruz
Find nationwide monthly events at: togethertoendsolitary.org
Join actions on the 23rd of every month to end solitary confinement
(for 23+ hours a day people in solitary are in their cells).
The UN prohibits over 15 consecutive days in solitary confinement.
End sleep deprivation torture of people in CA solitary units
Guards doing “security/welfare checks” jarringly awaken people every 30 minutes night and day in isolation units throughout California prisons. (In Central CA Women's Facility, people are now awakened every 15-30 minutes at night; in Pelican Bay State Prison, every 60 minutes at night.) Ordered to prevent suicide, this increases the risk of suicide and causes extreme mental and physical harm. This is torture, immoral, and inhumane, and violates peoples’ penal, constitutional, and international human rights. It has no "security," “welfare,” or public safety interest.
People need compassionate care, rehabilitation, and restorative justice, not the torture of solitary confinement and sleep deprivation.
Write a letter and take action to END SLEEP DEPRIVATION TORTURE of people in CA solitary units: please refer to the Sleep Deprivation tab at prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com
Donate to support California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) and Family UNIty Network (FUN) bus trip to Pelican Bay State Prison weekend of May 19! The trip provides logistical support for prison visits, hosts volunteer legal and medical advocates for families, and takes the children to visit the aquarium.
o To make tax-deductible donations to California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC), make check or money order payable to: FEF (Facts Education Fund) and write “PB Bus Trip” in the memo line.
o Mail to:
Dolores Canales c/o CFASC
8018 E. Santa Ana Cyn Rd. #100-152
Anaheim, CA 92808
o Or donate directly on website: http://www.familyunitynetwork.org
o For more information, contact Dolores Canales:
714-290-9077 * dol1canales [at] gmail.com
Promote the AGREEMENT TO END HOSTILITIES
(English & Spanish), https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/agreementtoendhostilities_engspan.pdf
Readers’ Theater Video & Script Available
Voices from Solitary: CA Prisoner Human Rights Movement 2011-2016
youtube: Solitary Confinement | Readers Theater | Temple Beth El 2016
lucaswolfvideo (Lucas Guilkey [at] lucasguilkey.com)
Script is available for you to perform. Email kohenet [at] sbcglobal.net, subject line: request readers' theater script
Deep gratitude to our readers’ theater sources:
♥ Survivors of solitary & family members named in the script
♥ The book Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, edited by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway of Solitary Watch (solitarywatch.com) & Sarah Shourd
♥ If the SHU Fits: Voices from Solitary Confinement, Reader's Theatre compiled by Melvin Ishmael Johnson and Andy Griggs (iftheshufits.net)
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (CA) prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Together to End Solitary (U.S.) togethertoendsolitary.org/
End Solitary Santa Cruz (on facebook)
endsolitarysantacruz.weebly.com (Santa Cruz)
California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) familyunitynetwork.org
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