So it’s looking like the prisoners of Pelican Bay are organizing a hunger strike to fight prison restrictions on their civil rights as humans. Honestly don’t know enough about this particular situation to commentate on it, but I am definitely not a fan of the for profit prison systems in America. I’m also pretty confident that the last thing prison does is rehabilitate people or provide justice. While I’m not mad at the message this list of people they designated to speak on their behalf is mad random. Via SFBayView:
We prisoners held in Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (PBSP SHU) seek support from all hip hop celebrities, fans and supporters to assist us in shutting down all solitary confinement units – i.e. Administration Segregation (Ad-Seg), SHU and Maximum Security units and the like – that hold New Afrikan prisoners and other races in solitary confinement indefinitely.
We embarked Sept. 26, 2011, on a peaceful hunger strike here in PBSP and throughout the state of California in order to obtain our civil and human rights. We are being denied our five core demands (submitted prior to the first phase of the hunger strike in July).
Prisoners are being held in solitary confinement indefinitely on the word of a prison debriefer – i.e., snitch, informer, rat, turncoat – or some false prison gang validation. Therefore, we seek your support and give you all the right to advocate on our behalf:
JT The Bigga Figga