Prisoners in solitary deserve to have a presence at the Feb. 11th hearing!

Dear Supporter,

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

Carpools: Please RSVP here

CARPOOL BAY AREA: Carpools will leave from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 7am on Tuesday, Feb 11. More info contact Tynan (tynan@curbprisonspending.org or 415-361-8436)

CARPOOL SOUTHERN/CENTRAL CA: More info contact Virginia Classick (818-225-0410)

CARPOOL NORTHERN CA: More info: contact Verbena (707-442-7465 or peopelesarc@gmail.com)

“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!

In solidarity,

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition

About the Author

Subscribe

Recent Articles

CURB Overview of the 2021-22 Proposed Corrections Budget

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a statewide coalition of organizations working to reduce the number of people imprisoned in California and the number of prisons and jails in the state. We advocate for an investment in justice that centers care, not punishment. Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the 2021-22 budget for Corrections includes $13.3

Read More »

LA TIMES JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT: PRISONS ARE RACIST

6/22/21 Editors and Writers of The Los Angeles Times, We’re writing in hopes of evolving The Los Angeles Times’ coverage on prison closure. An article released two days after Juneteenth sought to center the narrative that closing prisons equals economic devastation. This dialogue reminds us of the arguments of the Antebellum South. Like prisons, slavery

Read More »

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION IS A “MONEY PIT”

Despite prison closures and historically low prison populations, California is failing to end its addiction to prison spending, advocates say  SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA––In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget for 2021-22 released today, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) provided the following statement: CURB applauds the major investments in health and human services the Newsom

Read More »