The struggle for SHU (Security Housing Units) prisoner’s voices to be heard and humanity to be recognized has been immensely strengthened by families & community members speaking out on behalf of their loved ones inside.
Loved ones and family members of SHU prisoners across CA & the West Coast/South West have been organizing press conferences, rallies, community events, fundraisers, speaking to reporters, writing letters & jamming phone lines as well as sharing invaluable information on the status and well-being of hunger strikers.
This page is a work in progress to demonstrate some of the invaluable work family members have been doing for their loved ones.
Watch videos of prisoners’ family members discussing the impacts of the SHU on their families, and their loved one’s experiences here.
Read letters & statements by prisoners’ family members here.
If you have a loved one locked up and would like to share some words/info: please leave a comment at the bottom of this page! If you have writing, pictures, videos–any other information or materials you would like us to post to this page– email us at: email@example.com
If you’d like to send your loved one a newsletter with information on the hunger strike, check out our Resources page and download the Basta Ya! Newsletter.
If you have experienced different issues while visiting your loved ones that you think are either petty, arbitrary or illegal (such as not being allowed to take documents into visiting, clothing hassles, or punitive regulations when prisoners can get bathroom breaks) read this action alert from Life Support Alliance and consider reporting the issue to the State Senate.