Take Action Against Ongoing Sleep Deprivation Torture! EMERGENCY PROTEST Photos Included

People in solitary confinement have been loudly awakened by guards every 30 minutes 24/7 since the night of August 2nd! Please help stop this sleep deprivation torture.

Resist Torture EMERGENCY PROTEST

On Nov 30th, the 119th day of interrupted sleep 48 times a day, about 20 people took part  in an EMERGENCY PROTEST at CDCr headquarters in Sacramento to stop these so-called “security/welfare checks” being done every 30 minutes in the Pelican Bay SHU and other solitary units in CA prisons.No Sleep In SHU EMERGENCY PROTEST 

Sleep deprivation is torture, and that is what these loud, intrusive checks are causing. For people in solitary cells 23-24 hours a day, the noise and disruption every 30 minutes is unavoidable, endless torture. Prisoners are experiencing severe stress, weight loss, dizziness, nausea, headaches, eye problems, stomach and bowel problems, faintness, depression, and sped-up heart rates. They cannot concentrate, exercise, read, do legal work- the things that help them survive- and they can’t sleep!  SLEEPDEPRIVATIONISTORTURE

SEND EMAILS to
STOP the 30 minute ‘checks’

This link will help you easily send an email to Gov. Brown and the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees to stop the so-called security and welfare checks! http://bit.ly/1keDTUG

MAKE CALLS to STOP 30 minute ‘checks’ in Pelican Bay SHU

Governor Brown: 1.916.445.2841
CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard: 1.916-323-6001 (If you can’t get through, call CDCR number* for Beard)
Pelican Bay State Prison: 1.707.465.1000

CDCR Ombudsman 916.445-1773
*CDCR: 1.916.445.7688

Suggested script for calls:
Your name, what city/state you live in

Tell all of them:
Stop the 30 minutes welfare checks in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. Sleep Deprivation is Torture.
Below are more photos from the Nov 30 EMERGENCY PROTEST at CDCr in Sacramento. And VIDEO here.

119 Days of Torture, EMERGENCY PROTEST

The banging of metal pipes on or next to the cells, throughout the day and night (part of these so-called welfare checks) keep people awake 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

Melodic and serious,  people demonstrating outside of CDCr sang and chanted together loudly: “I can hear the prisoners saying I CAN’T SLEEP.  We are here to PROTEST and we won’t LEAVE.  Calling out the Torture of the CDC.  We ain’t gonna STOP until the prisoners can SLEEP!  NO, we ain’t gonna STOP until the prisoners can SLEEP!”

I Cant Sleep, EMERGENCY PROTEST

Calling out the TORTURE of the CDC

All of Us or None, EMERGENCY PROTEST

Powerfully, protesters spoke of the obvious health problems that we know result from sleep deprivation.  CDCr tries to destroy prisoners’ minds and bodies and wants to punish for any assertion of their human rights or dignity.

Solidarity, EMERGENCY PROTEST

SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS who suffer cruel treatment and retaliation from the policies of CDCr and its prison guards.

A press release was read about 4 people attacked in their cells by guards, Nov 11 at Central CA Women’s Facility. Stacy Rojas and others were strip searched in front of male guards, physically abused, sexually harassed and denied water, food and restrooms for 11 hours.

Let Them Sleep, EMERGENCY PROTEST

People joined together from several hundred miles to protest sleep deprivation torture. LET THEM SLEEP

KeepOnProtestingEMERGENCY PROTEST

CDCr tried to intimidate protesters with a “property manager” and CA Highway Patrol officers, but the words of truth, chanting, singing, and interviews opposing torture of prisoners continued in strength in front of CDCr headquarters.

LetThemSleep! EMERGENCY PROTEST

Human Rights, EMERGENCY PROTEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS!

PLEASE HELP NOW

7 thoughts on “Take Action Against Ongoing Sleep Deprivation Torture! EMERGENCY PROTEST Photos Included

  1. I cannot send anything to my assembly member via your request inCalifornians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

    |   | |   | |   |   |   |   |   | | Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)Please take immediate action to stop the dangerous practice in California prisons of guards doing so-called “security/welfare” checks every 30 minutes, 48 times a d… | | | | View on salsa3.salsalabs.com | Preview by Yahoo | | | |   |

    because you have my assembly member wrong. He is Rich Gordon.If you can correct this error, I will be happy to send a demand that the “security/welfare” checks be stopped. I am glad you are taking this action! Joan Peters

  2. Researchers have used animals for more extreme experiments, and the inevitable result is that prolonged sleep deprivation will eventually kill a creature. Various behavioral impairments accumulate along the way as the deprivation continues, but if the experiment is pushed far enough the final result is always a widespread physiological failure leading to death. The cumulative effects of sleep deprivation go beyond the loss of this or that specific function to a precipitous, ultimately fatal decline in all functions.

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