Protest in solidarity with Pelican Bay hunger strike
Philadelphia Weekly did a piece on our protest.
Change.org provides an overview as to just what the hunger strikers are trying to achieve.
1. Eliminate group punishments.
2. Abolish the debriefing policy Nedir and modify active/inactive gang status criteria.
3. Comply with the recommendations of the US Commission on Safety and Abuse in Prisons (2006) regarding an end to longterm solitary confinement.
4. Provide adequate food.
5. Expand and provide constructive programs and privileges for indefinite SHU inmates.
For more information and continuing updates, visit Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidary Blog
The Nation describes the situation as getting serious.
Prisoners in California are taking part in an “indefinite” hunger strike that could prove fatal if something isn’t done soon. Many participants “are experiencing irregular heartbeats and palpitations, some are suffering from diagnosed cardiac arrhythmia,” according to the Bay Area group Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS), which is in touch with the inmates’ lawyers and family.
The Prison Activist Resource Center has all sorts of contact information and flyers on the situation.