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Law Enforcement’s Excessive Force is an Epidemic

Originally posted on Prisonmovement's Weblog:

Just this year, the country has seen a rampant plague of violent and excessive force used by law enforcement. The most recent of which is the incident when a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina shot and killed an unarmed 24-year old former Florida A&M football player.

Early on Saturday morning, Jonathan Ferrell, the victim, was reported to have been in a serious car accident and was out seeking help. It is believed that the severity of the wreck was so intense, Terrell had to “pull himself” from the car. Terrell then struggled to the nearest home to get help, but the woman thought he was a burglar and dialed 911.

Police responded to the call and shot and killed Terrell, who they said acted “aggressively.” Officer Randall Kerrick fired many shots at Terrell, eventually shooting him to death. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officials said the shooting was “excessive” and that…

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My Review of “The Art Of War” by Glenn Langohr

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Ryan Pettigrew Spent 8 Years in Solitary Confinement and he reviewed my Prison Memoir. Check it out and purchase it for .99 for immediate download for kindle or 9.99 in Print or Audio Book.

Originally posted on A Madman's Path To Reason:

The Art of War: A Memoir of Life in Prison with Mafia, Serial Killers, and Sex Offenders Who Get Stabbed, is one of the few realistic prison stories out there, as author Glenn Langohr has experienced this world himself. This story brings you into the world of prison alliances and the consequences for sex offenders; prison life is a war zone complete with military strategy. I have lived this life and will be the first to say how credible this account is. I’m very impressed with the author’s rise from prison to published author. That’s a rare accomplishment.51ApEJLooyL._SY346_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_

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Statement Suspending the Third Hunger Strike

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The Prisoners Showed a Lot of Character With This Hunger Strike. It isn’t in vain. The Lord is watching and listening to the prayers of many. As an ex prisoner, I can tell you that those prisoners have broke color lines and gang lines to come together for human rights and redemption. They have been promoting peace, yet their accusers, the Gov, his mouthpiece and most of the media hype up terror tactics about gangs. It isn’t over, the momentum has shifted, unseen forces are pushing the victory closer as the spotlight shines brighter. Thanks for all the great reporting.

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Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:

Greetings of Solidarity and Respect!

The PBSP-SHU, Short Corridor Collective Representatives hereby serve notice upon all concerned parties of interest that after nine weeks we have collectively decided to suspend our third hunger strike action on September 5, 2013.

To be clear, our Peaceful Protest of Resistance to our continuous subjection to decades of systemic state sanctioned torture via the system’s solitary confinement units is far from over. Our decision to suspend our third hunger strike in two years does not come lightly. This decision is especially difficult considering that most of our demands have not been met (despite nearly universal agreement that they are reasonable). The core group of prisoners has been, and remains 100% committed to seeing this protracted struggle for real reform through to a complete victory, even if it requires us to make the ultimate sacrifice.  With that said, we clarify this point by stating prisoner…

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Day 52, Prisoners Isolated, Disturbing News from Corocran, Strike Participation Grows, Prisoners Remain Committed: “CDCR is not going to break us.”

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hank you for this post! If those prisoners are the worst of the worst, then why are those words so full of truth! God bless the hunger strikers.

Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:

California prisoner hungers strike advocates and supporters continue their efforts to compel state decision makers to negotiate with hunger strikers as they endure their 52nd day without food.  Meanwhile legal observers at Corcoran State Prison say that the 70 people are still on strike at that facility are facing harsh relation by prison officials including the denial of medical care—even for those coming off strike—and the confiscation of personal property.  At Pelican Bay, the four main representatives of the Short Corridor Collective—the interracial group in that facility’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) that initially encouraged their fellow prisoners to take up the peaceful protest—have been totally isolated in a single cell block in the prison’s stand-alone Administrative Segregation Unit.  Late last week 51 prisoners being held in the same area were summarily and forcibly removed to other prisons.   Meanwhile the CDCR’s own numbers show a steady uptick in strike participation…

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My Friend Todd Ashker: History of a One-Sided Dialogue

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Thank you for this incredibly deep look! The best I’ve seen from the media yet. I spent 10 years in prison on drug charges and 4 years in Solitary before becoming an author. I’m a normal White guy, no gang affiliation, just a former drug addict and dealer. I was involved in a riot where the northern Mexicans rushed the southern Mexicans and I was in the way, and came to the aid of the outnumbered southern Mexicans. From that point on I was mislabeled a southern Mexican in Solitary. After a SHU term they sent me to another prison and put me back in Solitary. Eventually they realized I wasn’t a southern Mexican but tried to coerce me into saying I was from the NLR or AB. It took another 9 months to get out of Solitary. People don’t understand how many people are in Solitary without any due process to get out! That is just the tip of the iceberg. I Published Underdog and Prison Riot to shine a light on these issues.

What pisses me off greatly is that this new order to force feed inmates is the cruelest blow yet. I’ve been through “cell extractions” so I will paint the picture that is happening with the force feeding. A dozen prison guards ( IGI Gooners ) posted outside each cell with gas masks, shields and adrenaline to rush the cell violently with gas and pepper spray and tactics meant to subdue, hurt and humiliate the inmates. Then force feed them. Imagine how weak they are from 45 days of starvation… Who are the real criminals? I believe in the power of prayer, as my mom prayed my writing career into existence from a cell in Solitary. Please say a prayer for the prisoners. God Bless You.

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Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:

By Denis O Hearn. Reposted from the LA Progressive.

My Friend Todd Ashker: History of a One-Sided Dialogue (via LA Progressive)

This is the story of my attempts to speak publicly about my friendship with Todd Ashker, a reputed “leader” of the hunger strike in California’s prisons. Since the latest hunger strike began on July 8, the California authorities have targeted…



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Day 46 – Statement from the Mediation Team

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The Prison Guards and I.G.I. “Goon Squad” are going to beat the shit out of the prisoners to force feed them. You have to understand that they will mount up outside of the cell in full force wearing gas masks, shield and enter as a group to rush each cell individually. I’ve been through cell extractions and that is what is going to happen to get to the prisoners. They will say that it is for security so none of the staff get hurt, but let’s be real, how strong can a person be after not eating for 45 days! This is the most cruel blow I have ever witnessed in my life, and I’ve seen a lot! I know God is with the prisoners because he loves them and HATES evil. Who is being evil now?

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Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:

How much force is used when a prison is force-fed?  The Mos Def force-feeding video showed him being strapped down, a ritual reminiscent of the electric chair.  When sympathetic medical personnel attempted to insert the plastic tube through his nose and down his throat to his stomach, it was painful.  Even a willing patient, like Mos Def, would be hard-pressed not to struggle to avoid the procedure.  Imagine how an unwilling patient in the hands of unsympathetic medical personnel would respond.  No wonder it is considered a violation of international law.

Added to the “necessary” force is the gratuitous violence that hostile guards and medical personnel may inflict.  And hostile they are.  We have received recent reports from two prisons of guards unnecessarily tightening handcuffs to inflict pain and provoke a response.  “Just sign a Do Not Resuscitate Order so you can die,” one prison doctor told a hunger striker. …

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August 7, 2013 Press Conference Challenging CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard’s Disinformation

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Thanks for posting this! I agree 100% and am furious that the media is swallowing this “Gang Hunger Strike” approach. I spent time in the SHU labeled as a southern Mexican just because I was in a riot where northern Mexicans rushed our side of the dayroom. There isn’t any due process into or out of the SHU. It is CDC kangaroo court and laziness.

I did write a book about it, called, Prison Riot found here in Print, Kindle and Audio Book~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh

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Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:

Challenging CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard’s Disinformation and Lies Targeting the CA Prisoner Hunger Strike to Stop Solitary Confinement Torture

Report on August 7, 2013 Press Conference in front of LA Times Building; Statements from Notable People and from Families with Loved Ones in Isolation

At 10am today, on Day 31 of the CA prisoner hunger strike, a determined group of ministers, family members with loved ones in the CA SHU’s, revolutionaries, and activists challenged the vicious lies of the State of CA and CDCR head Jeffrey Beard (see below for brief synopsis).

The press conference included Rev. Frank Wulf, pastor of United University Church, Rev. Gary Williams of Hamilton UMC, families whose sons are in the SHU on hunger strike at Pelican Bay including Bertha Nava, Lupe Reynoso and Marie Martin, Keith James of Stop Mass Incarceration Network and Revolution Books in LA and several other speakers. Media included Press…

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Activists Lock Down at State Building, Call for Brown, CDCR to Negotiate with Prison Hunger Strikers

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Please Pray for the Hunger Strikers.

 

 

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Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:

[Update: see Oakland Protestors Released] (Photo below) The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition has learned that protestors locked themselves to the doors of the State Building on Clay St. in Oakland just minutes ago. Protesters are calling for Governor Brown and the CDCR to enter into honest negotiations with prisoners on hunger strike throughout California. Today marks the 29th day of the prisoners’ hunger strike.

In a statement released to local media, protesters said:

As Governor Brown continues to silently endorse the torture of California prisoners, with the death of hunger striker Billy “Guero” Sell, and in the face of ongoing retaliation against prisoners by the CDCR, we join the hunger strikers on this 29th day of their peaceful protest to meet their 5 demands.

Solitary confinement is widely and internationally recognized as torture. The hunger strikers and their family members are making a powerful and inspiring stand for…

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