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Mediators from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity’s Mediation team spoke with the Short Corridor Collective, four representatives of the hunger strike leaders at Pelican Bay and confirmed the leaders have accepted an offer from the CDCR. When this news was announced … Continue reading
The CDCR has prematurely announced that the hunger strike is over and that the prisoners now have “a better understanding” of last week’s “offer” to the hunger strikers at Pelican Bay. However, the prisoner-approved mediation team (which the hunger strike … Continue reading
Reaching at least 6,600 prisoners across 13 prisons, this massive and inspiring act of solidarity and people power across prison-manufactured & exacerbated racial and geographic lines has dumb-founded the CDCR. While the daily numbers of hunger strikers fluctuates, the CDCR … Continue reading
Yesterday, 200 family members, community members and lawyers across CA mobilized outside the headquarters of California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) in Sacramento to demonstrate their support of the people on hunger strike at Pelican Bay, Corcoran and other … Continue reading
TODAY: 3 WEST/ 4 MTN/ 5 CENTRAL/ 6 EAST NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL TO SUPPORT THE PELICAN BAY HUNGER STRIKERS Due to the expected size of this call we had to secure a new conference number. Please Call: 1(800) 868 1837 participant … Continue reading
After unanimously rejecting an insulting offer by the CDCR, prisoners continue to strike for meaningful changes in Security Housing Unit (SHU) conditions and policies. Prisoners who began eating again due to extreme medical situations have rejoined the hunger strike to … Continue reading
This afternoon leaders of the Pelican Bay hunger strike unanimously rejected a proposal from the CDCR to end the strike. In response to the prisoners’ five, straightforward demands, the CDCR distributed a vaguely worded document stating that it would “effect … Continue reading
Legal representatives made visits to Pelican Bay SHU Tuesday and interviewed a number of hunger strikers. Each prisoner explained how medical conditions of hundreds of hunger strikers in the SHU are worsening. Many prisoners are experiencing irregular heartbeats and palpitations, … Continue reading
Support for the hunger strike grows as solidarity actions occurred in the US and Canada this past weekend. A series of noise demos outside jails, detention centers and prisons occurred internationally in St. Louis, New York City, Oakland, Los Angeles, … Continue reading
Despite the growing support for this historic hunger strike– at least 6,600 people across at least 13 prisons have joined–the CDCR refuses to negotiate with the prisoners. Thousands of people worldwide, both inside and outside prison are rallying support for … Continue reading