“Man Down!” Pledge of Resistance Alert! (Week of July 29-August 4, 2013)

ESPAÑOL ABAJO

“Man Down!” That’s the cry prisoners shout to the guards when a man needs immediate medical attention. The guards at Corcoran State Prison did not respond to the cry, and hunger striker Billy ‘Guero’ Sell died on July 22, 2013.

The Corcoran prison officials allege that Billy Sell committed suicide. Prisoners tell a very different story…

“Man Down!” shouted hunger strikers to the guards in San Quentin’s  notorious prison within a prison, the solitary confinement Adjustment Center on  Death Row.
Four of the hunger strikers were not drinking water, as well as
refusing all food.

Fortunately, these Adjustment Center prisoners are still alive. But, to this day, the Warden has not met with the hunger strikers to address their just demands.

In this fourth week of the hunger strike, even people with strong bodies and strong spirits will be in need of immediate medical monitoring. We do not want anyone else to die!

Please send this message to the prison officials (listed below):
*** I URGE YOU TO MEET WITH THE HUNGER STRIKERS NOW and ADDRESS THEIR JUST DEMANDS.
*** I DEMAND IMMEDIATE MEDICAL MONITORING FOR ALL HUNGER STRIKERS.
*** I DO NOT WANT ANY MORE HUNGER STRIKERS TO DIE!

1. To Warden Connie Gipson at Corcoran Prison:
phone: 559-992-8800 ext. 5008
email: Connie.Gipson@cdcr.ca.gov

2. To Warden Kevin Chappell at San Quentin Prison:
phone: 415-455-5000
email: Kevin.Chappell@cdcr.ca.gov

3. To CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard:
phone: 916-323-6001
fax: 916-442-2637

To keep up to date on the hunger strike, sign up for the daily list serve by “following” the Coalition blog at www.prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com.

Send your love, solidarity and some postage stamps to a hunger striker:
Mr. Carlos Argueta F-63367; Ca. State Prison – San Quentin 3AC – 15- N;
San Quentin, CA 94974

Thank you,
PHSS Pledge of Alert work group

“¡HOMBRE HERIDO!” (ALERTA DE COMPROMISO DE RESISTENCIA) Semana de julio 29-agosto 4, 2013

“¡HOMBRE HERIDO!”

“¡Hombre Herido!” Es lo que gritan los prisioneros a los carceleros cuando alguien necesita atención médica inmediata. Los carceleros en la Prisión Estatal Corcoran no respondieron al grito, y se murió huelguista de hambre Billy ‘Güero’ Sell el 22 de julio, 2013.
Los oficiales de la prisión Corcoran dicen que se suicidó Billy Sell. Los presos cuentan una historia muy diferente…

“¡Hombre Herido!” gritaban los presos en huelga de hambre a los carceleros en la prisión dentro de la prisión notoria de San Quentin, el “Centro de Ajustes” de confinamiento solitario en el corredor de la muerte. Cuatro de los huelguistas de hambre no estaban tomando agua, y rehusaban comer también.

Afortunadamente, estos prisioneros del Centro de Ajustes siguen vivos. Pero, hasta hoy, la alcaldesa no se ha reunido con los prisioneros en huelga de hambre para atender sus demandas justas.

En esta cuarta semana de la huelga de hambre, hasta las personas con cuerpos y espíritus fuertes necesitan monitoreo médica inmediata. ¡No queremos que se muera nadie más!
Por favor, envíen este mensaje a los oficiales de la prisión (nombrados abajo):
***LE EXHORTO QUE SE REUNA CON LOS PRISIONEROS EN HUELGA DE HAMBRE AHORA Y QUE ATIENDA A SUS DEMANDAS JUSTAS.
*** EXIJO ATENCIÓN MÉDICA INMEDIATA PARA TODOS LOS HUELGUISTAS.
***¡NO QUIERO QUE SE MUERA NINGUN HUELGUISTA MAS!
ENVIEN SUS MENSAJES. SEAN CORTESES PERO PERSISTENTES.
1. A Alcaidesa Connie Gipson en la Prisión Corcoran:
teléfono: 559-992-8800 ext. 5008 correo electrónico: Connie.Gipson@cdcr.ca.gov
2. A Alcaide Kevin Chappell en la Prisión San Quentin: teléfono: 415-455-5000
correo electrónico: Kevin.Chappell@cdcr.ca.gov

3. Al Secretario de CDCR Jeffrey Beard:
teléfono: 916-323-6001
fax: 916-442-2637

Para seguir siendo informados sobre la huelga de hambre a través de mensajes diarios, sigan nuestro blog: http://www.prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com

Envíen su amor, solidaridad, y sellos postales a una huelguista:
Mr. Carlos Argueta  F-63367;  Ca. State Prison – San Quentin  3AC – 15- N;
San Quentin, CA 94974
Gracias,
Grupo de trabajo Compromiso de Resistencia PHSS

7 thoughts on ““Man Down!” Pledge of Resistance Alert! (Week of July 29-August 4, 2013)

  1. Please also give us a list of national media to contact to ask them to do coverage on the hunger strike. This information needs to be known by a much wider group not just family and friends of inmates in order for Governor Brown open his eyes. It needs to become an issue for the upcoming California elections. It needs to be a stain on the record of all politicians currently in power who are standing by and refusing to get involved. That is the only way they seem to respond. If its going to hurt there political ambitions personaly

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  4. You cannot send postage stamps to an inmate. You must send a money order or check addressed to them, which will then be applied to their account. At that point, they can use the funds for purchasing envelopes and postage.

    • You CAN send envelopes and stamps to people locked in CA prisons. You cannot send stamps and envelopes to people locked in jails.

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