After Meeting with Fellow Prisoners, Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers to Make Announcement Thursday Morning

Supporters and advocates of hunger striking prisoners will gather at 10:00 a.m. at the California State building in downtown Oakland on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to deliver an important message from prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison to the public.  Thursday will mark the 60th day they have gone without food in protest of the torturous conditions of solitary confinement.

Their statement comes amid growing international condemnation of California’s practice of solitary confinement, as well as the commitment of California Senate and Assembly Chairs of Public Safety Loni Hancock and Tom Ammiano to convene a series of hearings in response to the strikers’ demands that would “address the issues that have been raised to a point where they can no longer be ignored.”  Legal representatives have just reported that this morning strikers were able to have an unprecedented meeting with fellow prisoners at Pelican Bay where they reached consensus on moving forward in their struggle to end torture in California prisons, and toward reducing violence among prisoners.  Their advocates are encouraging communication between strikers at Pelican Bay and their fellow prisoners who were forcibly removed to New Folsom in the past weeks.

Members of the strikers’ legal, media, mediation teams, along with members of their family and activist support networks will also make statements at tomorrow’s rally.

9 thoughts on “After Meeting with Fellow Prisoners, Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers to Make Announcement Thursday Morning

  1. I hope that its the end of the strike and that this meeting that took place is the that. We can continue the fight from outside. This has been an unprecedented move that the strikers have done. Solitary Confinement needs to end throughout the United States. This can be the beginning. Lets move now to create peace in the streets with the Agreement to End All Hostilities.

  2. to all my brothers in solitary confinement and in prison chicano, black, and white, I stand with you all and support you end the oppressive conditions in all prisons especially pelican bay and Corcoran lets everyone tell the politicians especially governor brown how we feel and we are sick and tired of the pigs treating us and our brothers this way! que viva la raza!

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  4. Will there be live video or some way for people not in California to hear or read the statements by members of the strikers’ legal, media, mediation teams, along with members of their family and activist support networks? I’m not in CA, but would like to stay informed.

  5. Put a stop to solitary confinement these are human beings with family’s . We are thier voices and , we can still keep up the fight till it is stopped and it be addressed . Keep the prayers and hope for our loved ones in seg unit. In all prisons that is torture.

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