“He has not eaten an orange in over 7 years…has not hugged or touched anyone,,, and cannot have a picture taken of him to share with others… he cannot get his basic needs met without outside help and then it is severely and arbitrarily limited”
This is the statement from a friend of a Pelican Bay inmate.
Pelican Bay is a Security Housing Unit (SHU) where prisoners are denied or given only limited contact (less than an hour a day) with any other persons, though often with the exception of members of prison staff.
It is considered by many legal scholars to be a form of psychological torture when the period of confinement is longer than a few weeks or is continued indefinitely.
On July 1st the Pelican Bay inmates of Corridor D will begin an indefinite hunger strike. This is their lives versus a system of torture.
I will be joining them on this hunger strike to bring the message to others outside of the prison system. This is not a strike to defend ones guilt or innocence, this is to demand change in a system that imprisons and enslaves people for wrong doings rather than rehabilitates and uplifts people for the wrongs they may have committed.
STOP PAYING TAXES
STOP SUPPORTING MURDER AND TORTURE