The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and organizations around California sponsored 7 events on August 23.
Arcata, CA: Advocates in Arcata report that there was a large TV showing NRCAT "Breaking Down the Box" and later, audio about solitary and about Hugo "Yogi" Pinell. Yogi Presente!
California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) held a candle light vigil in Norwalk, CA on August 23. This replica cell raises awareness of the stark realities of solitary confinement.
August LGBTQ Prisoner Letterwriting Night: Writing Off Solitary Confinement, organized by Flying Over Walls- SF Bay Area Black and Pink. In addition to letterwriting, the discussion time highlighted the particular ways queer and trans prisoners are subjected to the violence of solitary as a form of “protective custody” and the implications this has for their Black & Pink members on the inside.
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