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CDCR moves 14 Pelican Bay SHU Short Corridor Representatives to ‘hasten our deaths’

July 17, 2013

by Todd Ashker, Arturo Castellanos, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Antonio Guillen

Greetings, solidarity, love and respect to all our loved ones and supporters.

We want to provide a brief update on our collective struggle to end the torture of long-term solitary confinement. As expected, the CDCR has responded to the resumption of our peaceful protest by retaliating against 14 of us here at Pelican Bay, subjecting us to similar escalation as in 2011.

Hunger Strike Rally Corcoran 'Stop the Torture' 071313 by Urszula
On July 13, hundreds of people from across the state rallied at Corcoran State Prison to demonstrate to the prisoners inside and the public outside, whose tax dollars are paying for torture, their unwavering solidarity and support – even in 103-degree heat. – Photo: Urszula Wislanka
200 + Rally to support prisoner hunger strike
At the Corcoran rally, families carried pictures of their imprisoned loved ones. This is Antonio Guillen, one of the four main representatives. – Photo: Malaika Kambon
Specifically, on July 11, 2013, we were placed in Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg), where we are subjected to more torturous conditions than in the SHU. Despite this diabolical act on the part of the CDCR intended to break our resolve and hasten our deaths, we remain strong and united!

We are 100 percent committed to our cause and will end our peaceful action when CDCR signs a legally binding agreement to our demands.

Please join us in our struggle to stop CDCR from trying to destroy our lives and the lives of our families.

We can only win our demands with your support!

In Solidarity,

PBSP-SHU Short Corridor Representatives

  • Todd Ashker, C-58191, PBSP SHU, D4-121, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532
  • Arturo Castellanos, C-17275, PBSP SHU, D1-121, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532
  • Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa (Dewberry), C-35671, PBSP SHU, D1-117, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532
  • Antonio Guillen, P-81948, PBSP SHU, D2-106, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532


One thought on “CDCR moves 14 Pelican Bay SHU Short Corridor Representatives to ‘hasten our deaths’

  1. Jake

    My son was just transferred from PBSP to Corcoran housing unit 4B and is being subjected to punitive transfer policies resulting in the confiscation of over $500.00 worth of books that he has written permission from PBSP to have that I bought and paid for and that are related to his studies towards his Doctorate in Christian theology and I can't get ANYONE from the prison to answer a phone or return a message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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