Representatives of the CA Hunger Strike issued a statement on August 12, 2012 calling for an end to all violence and hostility between different groups of prisoners throughout the state of CA from maximum security prisons to county jails. The statement asks prisoners to unite beginning October 10th, 2012.
In their statement sent to Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity, the representatives explain:
We can no longer allow CDCR to use us against each
other for their benefit!! Because the reality is that collectively, we are an empowered, mighty force, that can positively change this entire corrupt system into a system that actually benefits prisoners, and thereby, the public as a whole… and we simply cannot allow CDCR/CCPOA – Prison Guard’s Union, IGI, ISU, OCS, and SSU, to continue to get away with their constant form of progressive oppression and warehousing of tens of thousands of prisoners, including the 14,000 (+) plus prisoners held in solitary confinement torture chambers [i.e. SHU/Ad-Seg Units] for decades!!!
- Read the entire Agreement HERE (in English and Spanish).
- Read the Youth Justice Coalition’s Statement to the Streets and All Youth Lock-ups, from Youth Justice Coalition (Oct 10, 2012- inspired by the Agreement) (in English and Spanish)
- Statement to the Streets and All Youth Lock-ups & Agreement to End Hostilities (in English, flyer to download)
- Statement to the Streets and All Youth Lock-ups & Agreement to End Hostilities (in Spanish, flyer to download)