The struggle for SHU (Security Housing Units) prisoner’s voices to be heard and humanity to be recognized has been immensely strengthened by families & community members speaking out on behalf of their loved ones inside. Loved ones and family members of SHU prisoners across CA & the West Coast/South West have been organizing press conferences, rallies, community events, fundraisers, speaking to reporters, writing letters & jamming phone lines as well as sharing invaluable information on the status and well-being of hunger strikers.
- Watch videos and read letters and statements where prisoners’ family members discuss the impacts of the SHU on their families, and their loved one’s experiences.
- Sign petitions written by Mayra and Jessica, both with loved ones in the SHU.
If you have a loved one locked up and would like to connect with other family members, please let us know by filling out this form.
If you have a loved one on hunger strike and would like to inquire into your family member’s health: CDCR is now telling us that family members should receive information within 24 to 72 hours. Inmate medical inquiry line: (916) 691-1404. Hunger Strike Hotline: (916) 324-3397
If you’d like to send your loved one information on the hunger strike, check out our Resources page.
If you have experienced different issues while visiting your loved ones that you think are either petty, arbitrary or illegal (such as not being allowed to take documents into visiting, clothing hassles, or punitive regulations when prisoners can get bathroom breaks) read this action alert from Life Support Alliance and consider reporting the issue to the State Senate.