The Robert Presley Jail has responded to the hunger strikers by limiting or removing their commissary/canteen options, access to the phone, and visitation hours. These forms of retaliation are intimidation tactics, and it is now more important than ever for us to voice our support for the hunger strike and call on the Riverside Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside County Robert Presley Jail to address the demands of the hunger strikers.
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Hunger Strike in Riverside County Jail Needs Your Support
Detainees at Riverside County Robert Presley Jail are going without food to bring attention to conditions that undermine their rights and dignity. Their grievances have until now been ignored, leading detainees to organize this hunger strike from April 14th to May 1st, 2017 for a total of 17 days without food.
Support this hunger strike by calling Riverside’s Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside County Robert Presley Jail through May 1st.
“Hello, My name is ____ and I am a _____ county resident. I am calling in support of the hunger strikers at Robert Presley Jail. Their demands and core issues are legitimate. I am asking you to please make serious efforts to address their concerns, and to ensure that the hunger strikers are not retaliated against in any way. Thank you.”
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
-First District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries: (951) 955-1010
-Second District Supervisor John Tavaglione: (951) 955-1020
-Third District Supervisor: Chuck Washington: (951) 955-1030 Fourth (acting)
-Fifth District Supervisor Marion Ashley: (951) 955-1050
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT:(951) 955-2400 Press Option 4
-RIVERSIDE COUNTY ROBERT PRESLEY JAIL: (951) 955-4500 Press Option 1 then Option 8
How to Support Riverside County Detainees