[Clich here for a "How-To" video for calling a prison on behalf of somebody inside.]
Join The Free All Hunger Strike Representatives and Prisoner Human Rights Movement Campaign (PRHM)!!
We must stand by the other freedom fighters who led the 2011 and 2013 hunger strikes and fight to get them all released!
There is a particular class of politicized prisoners who were subjected to decades of torture in solitary confinement, in California. Initially known as the Pelican Bay Short Corridor Collective, these men organized and inspired 30,000 prisoners to join their struggle and ultimately ended indeterminate solitary confinement in California prisons. Members of the Short Corridor Collective, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, Arturo Castellanos, Anthony Guillen and Todd Ashker emerged as principal thinkers and representatives of California's prisoners. The Short Corridor Collective, now known as the Prisoner Human Rights Movement (PRHM) embraced a peaceful strategy in order to bring about much needed change in California Department of Corrections (CDCr) by implementing the powerful tenets of the Agreement to End Hostilities, an agreement that holds today, despite non-cooperation by CDCr. Throughout 2016, CDCr was forced to release approximately 2000 prisoners from indefinite solitary confinement as a result of prisoners' actions, in unprecedented solidarity, of the historical hunger strikes and the Ashker v. Brown class action lawsuit.
One of the four main representatives of the hunger strikes (SHU) and the first of the men who signed the Agreement to End Hostilities, spent over 30 years in the infamous torture of the Pelican Bay perpetual solitary confinement, before the historic hunger strikes ended indeterminate solitary confinement in California. Compared to the likes of Nelson Mandela, he has been a tireless advocate and thinker in PHRM. Despite being well known as a peacemaker and 61 years old, this peace-maker has been denied 5 times since he became eligible in 1997. Rather than having been recognized for their contributions, they have been systematically retaliated against since they were released to general population. The systemic and corrupt abuse of "confidential information" sets prisoners against each other and creates negative information for the parole board to deny parole. He will be up for parole again in June 2020.
Join the campaign organizing meetings at the California Prison Focus office us as we continue to build momentum. This a great opportunity to find your place in this movement to assert your passions and skills. See the CPF events calendar for details HERE.
Join us at our monthly Liberate the Caged Voices gathering
on February 19th at the Freedom and Movement Center
4400 Market St., Market St., Oakland, CA 94608 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Send get-well wishes and support for Sitawa who has recently suffered stroke to:
Freedom Outreach, c/o Marie Levin for Sitawa, Fruitvale Station, P.O. Box 7359, Oakland CA 94601
Donations can be made HERE through California Prison Focus. Please indicate that your donation is designated for the LCV PHRM campaign.
Organized by California Prison Focus Liberate the Caged Voices Free Sitawa Campaign, K.A.G.E. Universal, The Prisoners Hunger Strike Support Coalition (PHSS), Bay Area News & Letters