Media Advisory – May 20, 2015
Statewide Actions against Solitary Confinement Grow as they Enter Third Month
When: Saturday, May 23, 2015 – and the 23rd of each month thereafter.
Time: All day, depending on location (see below for specifics)
What: Community organizations, families and loved ones of people in solitary, and advocates across California will be mobilizing a day of Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement each month. These mobilizations are a response to a proposal from prisoners in Pelican Bay State Prison involved in the 2011 and 2013 Hunger Strikes, who put forward the idea of designating a day each month as Prisoner Rights Day.
“Our outside supporters have all of our gratitude; their tireless efforts supportive of our cause make a giant positive difference,” says Todd Ashker, a prisoner who has been in solitary at Pelican…
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