Originally posted on Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Brilliant treatise on solitary confinement- compelling legal, moral, ethical and political arguments.
Treatise on Solitary Confinement Torture and Call To Action, 3/30/15 by Todd Ashker, CA hunger strike rep, lead plaintiff in Ashker v Brown, human rights activist, imprisoned in Pelican Bay SHU for over two decades (Excerpts of Treatise below)
“Moving Forward: With Our Fight To End Solitary Confinement [SHU/Ad.-Seg.]
…. I personally believe the prisoncrats’ efforts to turn the global support we have gained for our cause, against us, will fail. An example is, CDCr Secretary Beards’s reliance on 20-40 year old prison history, much of it taken out of context, and/or, telling only one [biased] side of the story, which was transparently weak— for the purpose of dehumanizing the prisoner class- in response to our global exposure of CDCr’s decades long state-sanctioned “policy” of torturing thousands of prisoners in SHU/Ad.-Seg. cells ….
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