Former Black Panther political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz
transferred to SCI Mahanoy, still held in solitary confinement
HRC has just received an urgent letter from a trusted source about Alfonso Percy Pew (BT-7263):
He is in the hole at SCI-Rockview on a HUNGER STRIKE and he is currently being held in a “strip cell” with no hygiene products or clothes, no blanket, sheets, towel or wash clothes, property, books, etc. He is naked with just a medical thin smock on (paper gown with the back open like the hospitals use for patients). HE’S BEEN IN A STRIP CELL SINCE 3/11/2013, supposedly for his own protection. THIS IS PUNISHMENT FOR ALFONSO'S HUNGER STRIKE, AND IT IS TORTURE. act now...
In this edition: Allegheny County Jail updates, Disability Rights Network files lawsuit against solitary, DOC releases recidivism report, and...
PA Prison Report Special – An interview with Lorenzo Johnson
Posted Sunday, February 25, 2013
This time last year, Lorenzo Johnson was living in New York after spending 16 years in Pennsylvania prisons for a crime he did not commit. Johnson thought the nightmare of being sentenced to life without parole – the other death penalty – was behind him. But in a stomach-churning turn of events, he finds himself back in a Pennsylvania prisons, State Correctional Institution (SCI) Mahanoy.
In this edition: Retaliation and racial harassment against prisoners at SCI's Greene and Albion, Allegheny County Jail is sued for the death of a prisoner in 2012 , and more...
Paul Rogers has been released into the general population at State Correctional Institution (SCI) Smithfield after spending 12 years in solitary confinement. His release comes after a letter writing and phone call campaign by family and supporters, including the Human Rights Coalition. read more..