by Ivette Alé
On April 13, 2017 incarcerated people inside the Robert Presley Detention Center will begin a hunger strike for the purpose of raising awareness of jail conditions and changing many of those same conditions. This will be a peaceful protest in the form of an organized hunger strike that will begin at breakfast on April 13, 2017 and end at breakfast on May 1, 2017.
The group will be on a hunger strike for a total of 17 days.
To support this effort and the demands of the hunger strikers in this particular Riverside Jail family members of the participants, community members will be gathering in front of the facility tomorrow.
Will you join us at the rally and press conference?
- When: Thursday, April 13 at 9:00 am
- Where: 4000 Orange St. Riverside, 92501
Community members will be supporting those on the inside that are living in the jail under questionable conditions many of whom are there awaiting trial and have not been convicted. Many of our community members incarcerated are there because they cannot post bail.
Can’t attend? Make a phone call in support of those on hunger strike. Demands can be viewed here and the numbers are below.
- Riverside County Sheriff: (951) 955-2400, press option 4
- Robert Presley Jail: (951)955-4500, press 1 and then 8
We are stronger in numbers so we hope to see you tomorrow!