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HRC rallied at PA DOC Headquarters and several members are not eating or fasting along with and in support of the Hunger Strikers. This is a serious issue when prisoners can find no other way other than to risk their health and, yes, lives to bring attention to the abuse and torture and/or solitary confinement that are common tools mainly used to keep prisoners "in check", to break their spirit, or to show them who's the boss. Solitary confinement and the denial of a person's human rights needs to end; and, guards need to understand that they are not above the law. July 4th, 2019 sixteen prisoners began a hunger strike to peacefully protest their physical and psychological abuse in solitary confinement and their systematic denial of basic goods such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, mail, yard time and showers. The hunger strikers issued Demands: 1. Abolish the Restricted Release List 2. Investigate patterns of abuse in DOC and fire abusive guards at SCI Fayette 3. End Long-Term Solitary Confinement - Pass HB497 4. Close SCI Fayette due to toxic waste and prison health issues On August 1st, prisoners across the country, family members/loved ones of the hunger strikers, and outside supporters will be joining the hunger strike for 1-day and will be fasting sun-up to sun-down for the rest of the month. This is to commemorate Black August, a month honoring the history and long tradition of Black resistance to slavery, captivity, murder and oppression. You can help in a number of ways: spread the word, call the prison and tell them you are concerned (SCI Fayette Superintendent Mark Copozza (724) 364-2200; DOC Secretary Wetzel (717) 728-4109), call your legislator, call a newspaper, post on Facebook or Instagram, or simply pray for a better world. #SolidarityNotSolitary #Hungry4Justice

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Please call these State Representatives and ask them to support HB 497 to end long term solitary confinement. This is still an issue and we want a law that states you cannot hold a person in solitary confinement for more than 15 days. We do not want to leave this in the hands of DOC because they will change their policies on a whim. Men are on a hunger strike because of the abuse and dehumanization they receive each day in solitary confinement. HRC members are joining in on the hunger strike in support. The entire Pennsylvania state (the entire world) should know what has driven these men to starve themselves. See news article about HRC's #HUNGRY4JUSTICE rally at Mechanicsburg, PA.

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On 4th day of hunger strike in support of strikers at SCI-Fayette; end long-term solitary confinement NOW.


The Human Rights Coalition is organizing a rally in support of the hunger strikers at SCI Fayette outside of the DOC Headquarters. Join us Friday, August 2nd to caravan from Philadelphia to the DOC Headquarters (near Harrisburg). We will meet at the MFL stop at 46th and Market at 8am to caravan. The rally begins at Noon. A little backstory: On July 4th, 2019 16 prisoners began a hunger strike to peacefully protest their physical and psychological abuse in solitary confinement and their systematic denial of basic goods such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, mail, yard time and showers. The hunger strikers issued demands: 1. Abolish the Restricted Release List 2. Investigate patterns of abuse in the DOC and fire abusive guards at SCI Fayette 3. End Long-Term Solitary Confinement 4. Close SCI Fayette due to toxic waste and prison health issues On August 1st, prisoners across the country, family members/loved ones of the hunger strikers, and outside supporters will be joining the hunger strike for 1 day and will be fasting sun-up to sun-down for the rest of the month. This is to commemorate Black August, a month honoring the history and long tradition of Black resistance to slavery, captivity, murder and oppression. #Hungry4Justice #SolidarityNotSolitary #SupportTheHungerStrikers

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM

Join CADBI is fighting for parole for LIFERS. Be a part of the Harrisburg Rally this October: 'DAY OF ACTION TO END DEATH BY INCARCERATION & HEAL COMMUNITIES'. Buses are Fee! Simply register at: bit.ly/CADBIAction. For more info call 267-606-0324.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM

JOIN HRC OCTOBER 23 for CADBI's annual day of action in Harrisburg! Come deliver a message directly to our legislators and the governor that we need policies that heal our communities rather than condemning our loved ones to die in cages. Free buses from Philly! Register for the action here: http://bit.ly/cadbiaction Donate to help us get there! https://www.gofundme.com/f/CADBI-action-2019/ Invite your friends on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266068870370352/ See you in Harrisburg!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:00PM

Solitary Confinement in a Toxic Prison The Human Rights Coalition presents A Panel Discussion and a Screening of a Speech of Long-Term Political Prisoner, Russell "Maroon" Shoatz. At Peoples's Education Center, 5443 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144.