Voices from Solitary: "Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"

The following letter was written by an inmate at the California Correctional Institution¬†at Tehachapi, California, who had been placed in solitary confinement in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) after being “validated” as a gang member. Written on July 31st, the letter highlights institutional problems at CCI and makes various recommendations. It also¬†declares support for the […]

Statements from Human Rights and Civil Rights Groups Support Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers

After three weeks, hundreds of California inmates are still participating in a hunger strike that at one point spanned thirteen prisons and 6,600 prisoners. The most resolute¬†participants¬†appear to be¬†concentrated in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison, where the hunger strike began, and in the SHUs at Corcoran and Tehachapi.¬†Many¬†hunger strikers are weakening […]