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Gov. Brown commits crimes against prisoners’ humanity for guards’ campaign contributions

October 1, 2013

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa

Gov. Jerry Brown is the good ol’ boy of the 21st century prison industrial slave complex (PISC). I write this in the interest of my humanity and all humanity. My self-worth is not measured by the arbitrary placement of gang titles by my captors, over which I have no control. Yet I adamantly reject all labels placed on me to the day I die.

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Gov. Jerry Brown is running for re-election in November 2014, only a year from now.
The governor is empowered by the people. Their voice is the voice he is supposed to adhere to in the state of California. He chooses to disregard the power of the people. The governor is so arrogant that he took the position along with his crony, Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard, to defy the highest court in this country.

This is the mentality of a good ol’ boy who attempts to rule with little regard for the interests of the common people of California. They exert their power to oppress and suppress the people, maintaining control over all aspects of our lives, whether we’re in or out of prison.

It amazes me how political officials who are empowered by the people have little or no respect for the people or the rule of law. They take the position that “this is how I run MY government.”

News flash: It’s not your government, governor. The government belongs to we the people. You are working to serve the peoples’ interest; we are not here to serve your interests.

You govern all the people of California, including prisoners, despite what you may think. If you are unable to do your job to the satisfaction of California taxpayers and voters, then it is time that you look for a new occupation this coming election. And you can take Secretary Beard along with you because the people will have spoken.

We say that our lives are more valuable than your re-election and we insist that you put politics aside and END LONG TERM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT NOW. Solitary confinement is torture.

Your silence does not excuse you for your crimes against our humanity. You are an overseer of CDCr prisons and we have evidence that clearly shows prisoners have been murdered, beaten and tortured throughout these solitary confinement units by CDCr officials who are subordinate to you.

We understand that you’re not willing to risk losing the $2 million in campaign money that the CCPOA – the prison guards’ union – contributes to your campaign for governor. We understand clearly that you are seeking re-election and do not want to jeopardize those donations.

But we say that our lives are more valuable than your re-election and we insist that you put politics aside and END LONG TERM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT NOW. Solitary confinement is torture. Amnesty International has condemned the pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured. The United Nations has condemned the pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

The United States Commission on Safety and Abuse in Prisons has been calling for an end to long term solitary confinement over the last seven years and has condemned this pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

We the people of California have condemned this pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

Amnesty International has condemned the pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

Governor, it is time for you and Secretary Beard to quit manipulating Californians with your Willie Horton racist rhetoric toward scaring the American people with the big Black boogie man syndrome.

The United Nations has condemned the pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

Stop it, governor! You and Beard should be ashamed of such divisive rhetoric that you use to pit Californians against each other by race, class and caste.

The United States Commission on Safety and Abuse in Prisons has been calling for an end to long term solitary confinement over the last seven years and has condemned this pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

We ask all supporters and non-supporters to vote politicians into positions of power who will hear the voice of the people. Reject those who abuse the power afforded to them due to some narcissistic, over-possessive control freak syndrome which many of them suffer from.

We the people of California have condemned this pattern of practice in which prisoners are tortured.

We prisoners insist that the people of California get the facts. Follow your money. See whose pocket it’s going into.

Investigate the solitary confinement units. You’ll see that CDCr has been lying to you. When you find that out, will you then hold them accountable? Or will it be business as usual?

Where is the accountability to the taxpayers? Any public official who tortures prisoners does so in your name – not his or hers.

In struggle,

Sitawa

Send our brother some love and light: Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, s/n R. Dewberry, C-35671, PBSP SHU, D1-117L, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532.

 

2 thoughts on “Gov. Brown commits crimes against prisoners’ humanity for guards’ campaign contributions

  1. Angela Kay

    It's rampant across ALL OF AMERICA NOT JUST CALIFORNIA!!!!!!! We cannot forget about HERMAN WALLACE in LA!!!!!!! 77, dying from CANCER, served 41 YEARS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT!!!!!!! Yet he can't be FREED to die in DIGINITY WITH HIS LIVING FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!!!! What is WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY?!?!?!? I'm a white female woman who wants and seeks for this kind of PUNISHMENT TO BE ABOLISHED!!!!!!!!!!! Not even an animal should be treated with such DISRESPECT!!!!!!!!! Sincerely yours!!!!!!!!

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  2. WeRalldoingtime

    CCPOA has backed some of California’s biggest tough-on-crime fear-mongering campaigns, with voters time and again choosing harsher penalties for offenders, which translate into job security for prison guards. The crime rate hasn’t gone up, says UC Santa Cruz professor Craig Haney, but we’ve built 20 new prisons in the time we’ve added one campus to the UC system, and we’ve grossly over-stuffed them with staggering numbers of drug offenders and the mentally ill, who might be better dealt with in alternative settings.
    The CCPOA, meanwhile, will continue supporting politicians — usually Democrats — it considers friendly .http://fairchanceproject.com/news/video-prison-guards-union-links-campaign-donations-new-contract

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