Last July, 30,000 prisoners embarked on a hunger strike to protest inhumane conditions, particularly in California’s isolation cells. Dozens of prisoners remained on hunger strike for almost 60 days, suspending it only when key legislators promised to investigate the torturous conditions and work to change them.
On February 11, in Sacramento, the Public Safety Committees will hold their second hearing on conditions in these isolation units.
The most important witnesses are the prisoners themselves, but CDCR has refused to let them attend and testify. Prisoners have testified at legislative hearings before. Contact CDCR officials and urge them to allow the voices of the prisoners to be heard.
Join us in Sacramento. Show the legislature that Californians do not support the use of solitary confinement!
Where: Sacramento, CA Capitol Building
When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
9:30am-12pm – Hearing (State Capitol Building)
Rally: Immediately following the hearing
2-4pm: Lobby visits – No experience needed, please RSVP to lobby
CARPOOL SOUTHERN/CENTRAL CA: More info contact Virginia Classick (818-225-0410)
“We will be with the prisoners here in the courts, in the legislature, or out in the community. We will use every venue available to us, until the torture is ended.” – Marie Levin, sister of Hunger Striker Sitawa Jaama.
Please forward this message widely!
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition