The Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) stands in solidarity with the prisoners of Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) who have been engaged in a hunger strike since July 1 in protest of their deplorable conditions.
This July, California prisoners made history. Like the prisoner strikes in Georgia and Ohio this winter, prisoners in California took a stand against their horrific conditions and showed that they will not be ignored. Their four week hunger strike involved thousands of prisoners and included over a dozen prisons. The hunger strikers declared victory and began eating again after prison officials conceded to some of their demands. Officials set up a legislative hearing to discuss issues at Pelican Bay on August 23. These negotiations are extremely significant.