It saddens and sickens me that successive California legislators and governors so stubborn insist on maintaining a non-existent right to abuse inmates. I can’t imagine why the various medical associations haven’t spoken up.
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity recently received the following letter from a hunger strike representative at Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU), dated February 20th, 2011.
Discussions are underway with the intent to set short term and long term goals in the resistance struggle against SHU practices and the prison industrial complex. People are indoctrinated, brainwashed into believing they are weak or powerless — that prisoners in this state are evil and deserve to be punished and treated as some type of sub-human animal, based on their felon status. By People, I’m referring to prisoners, their families, friends and supporters, as well as the general public at large! This is the wrong way to see things and it has to change!
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