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Demand the State of California Stop the Torture

In 2011, prisoners locked in the Security Housing Units (SHUs) at Pelican Bay and other California prisons went on hunger strike to protest the torturous conditions of solitary confinement.  During two different waves of hunger strikes at least 12,000 prisoners participated in the strike.  The strike received widespread support from outside prisons, and daily national and international media coverage.

Two years later, the brave actions of the hunger strikers and public pressure has helped ignite awareness about torture and solitary confinement inside prisons, and compelled the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to promise meaningful reforms. But  the CDCR has failed to make good on its promises. New regulations potentially empower prison officials to use even broader guidelines for locking people in the SHU—possibly resulting inmore prisoners being condemned to horrors of solitary confinement. There is still nothing to prevent CDCR from keeping a person locked in solitary indefinitely.

On July 8, Prisoners at Pelican Bay and other prisons will resume their hunger strike (this time their protests will include work stoppages as well) unless the California Governor Jerry Brown and the CDCR take decisive action to meet their demands. We must pressure the state of California to address the strikers’ demands, and to stop its practice of long-term solitary confinement!

 The Pelican Bay Five Core Demands:
1. Eliminate group punishments and administrative abuse.  
2. Abolish the debriefing policy and modify active/inactive gang status criteria. 
3. Comply with the recommendations of the US Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons recommendations and end long-term solitary confinement.  
4. Provide adequate and nutritious food.  
5. Create and expand constructive programming.


This petition has a goal of 12000 signatures
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Number Date Name Location
7463 4 days ago Gregory Reynolds roseville, MI
7462 7 days ago Gina Edwards VANCOUVER, WA
7461 1 week ago Sujey Morfin Whittier, CA
7460 3 weeks ago Daviod Arnold San Francisco, CA
7459 3 weeks ago Anonymous Dinuba, CA
7458 3 weeks ago Isabel Sandoval Dinuba, CA
7457 3 weeks ago Robin Goods somerville, NJ
7456 3 weeks ago Robin Goods somerville, NJ
7455 3 weeks ago betty castillo Porterville, CA
7454 1 month ago august sutphin bennett, NC
7453 1 month ago Thomas Fischer Jackson Heights, NY
7452 1 month ago Robin Goods somerville, NJ
7451 1 month ago John Stewart Redway, CA
7450 1 month ago Robert Cooper Spring Lake, NC
7449 1 month ago Jordan May VT
7448 1 month ago Suzanne Ortiz Yerington, NV
7447 2 months ago Jennifer Brown Arcata, CA
7446 2 months ago maria Garcia lakin, KS
7445 3 months ago Thomas Harkins Arcata, CA
7444 3 months ago Robin Jacobs New York, NJ
7443 3 months ago Charlotte Lee Seaside, CA
7442 3 months ago Shane Boehlert Arcata, CA
7441 3 months ago Anonymous KY
7440 3 months ago Anonymous zanesville, OH
7439 3 months ago alma agabo ogden, UT
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