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SF rap artist Equipto who is also part of the hunger strike speaking truth to power…He has not let up in his willingness to publicly confront Mayor Ed Lee

SF Hunger Strikers Demand Firing of Police Chief Suhr

  A group of about 10 hunger strikers have taken up camp in San Francisco in front of the Mission Police Station to protest the recent fatal officer-involved shootings, calling on Mayor Ed Lee to [...]
Pelican Bay State Prison

Historic Settlement Ends CA Indefinite Solitary Confinement Men in the Short Corridor at Pelican Bay made the sacrifices and won the victory

Federal Judge Claudia Wilken this week approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling the settlement humane, innovative and fair.   Prisoners celebrated Tuesday’s settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on [...]
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D).  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]