Rally to Support Santa Clara County Jail Hunger Strike
End Indefinite Solitary Confinement and Arbitrary Classification Reviews
When: Thursday October 19th, 2017 12:00 PM (Noon)
Where: Santa Clara County Main Jail
(On the corner of W. Hedding St. and N. San Pedro St. San Jose, Ca)
What: It has been one year since October 22, 2016, when Prisoners United in Santa Clara County’s Main Jail suspended their hunger strike. The suspension was given to show a good faith effort and allow time for Sheriff Laurie Smith to end cruel and unusual punishment and inhumane living conditions, due to arbitrary classification reviews and the torturous practice of solitary confinement.
Although some changes have been made, prisoners continue to be subjected to arbitrary practices which deny the spirit of intent and will lift the suspension of the hunger strike beginning October 22, 2017. This Hunger Strike will span across 2 counties and 4 jails; Santa Clara County Main Jail, Elmwood D.O.C, Glenn Dyer Detention Center and Santa Rita Jail (Alameda County).
A rally and press conference in support of the hunger strike will be held by Silicon Valley De-Bug and supporting family and community members on Thursday October 19, 2017 at 12:00 Noon in front of the Main Jail.
For orgs, families and community members who can not attend the press conference we urge for you to contact the below numbers/emails EVERYDAY until they meet the 5 Core demands:
- End: Meaningless Classification Reviews
- End: Indefinite Solitary Confinement
- End: Group Punishment
- End: Arbitrary Practices of Cruel and Unusual Punishment During Unstructured Programming (Time Out of Cell)
- End: Rigid Family/Friends Visitation Policies
Orgs, families and community members CALL: