An appeal from prison hunger strike activists Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott about the unlawful and inhuman conditions at Tehachapi State Prison and the non-implementation of the agreements worked out between prisoners and California Gov. Jerry Brown. News and Letters Committees has been covering the prisoners’ hunger strike even before it began (see Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers: “We want to be validated as human”) and has been printing prisoners speaking for themselves since our founding in 1955.
Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa writes: “Upon my arrival here at Tehachapi, it immediately became clear to me that my next two years were going to be another form of modern day slavery and that the past four years of protest—all we fought through and accomplished—had fallen on deaf ears here at Tehachapi with Warden Kim Holland. My very first run-in with these backward, mountain dwelling slave drivers was during my journey from DVI….” To see the whole article, go to: http://sfbayview.com/2014/10/solidarity-had-the-might-to-move-the-mountain-of-prison-torture-that-kept-us-isolated-and-voiceless-we-still-need-you-now-even-more/