Please go on record against punishing California prisoners who engaged in a peaceful hunger strike in an attempt to secure humane treatment. The 115 Write-ups are as harsh as they are unnecessary.
From: Susan Chandler
Date: October 26, 2013 12:28:32 PM EDT
Subject: Withdraw 115 Write-ups for hunger strikers
M.D. Stainer, Director
Division of Adult Institutions
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
PO Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283
Dear Director Stainer,
I strenuously object to the issuance of 115 Write-ups against hunger strikers.
It is not a crime to peacefully protest for more humane prison conditions. However, it is a crime, nationally and internationally, to treat prisoners inhumanely.
When the public at large fully realizes what is being done in their names and with their tax dollars in the name of justice within our prisons, you just may become a prisoner, yourself.
It is in fact a very reasonable outcome, and an increasingly desirable outcome.
Immediately withdraw the 115 Write-ups issued against hunger strikers, and labor mightily towards giving meaning to the word “rehabilitation.” The world is weary and wary of our “exceptionalism,” and may very soon begin to address each disgusting application.