Riverside County Jails hunger strike, and other ongoing US prison issues

Cautiously pessimistic

Prisoners held in jails in Riverside County will be staging a 17-day hunger strike, starting on April 13th.

To help amplify their action, you can contact the Sheriff’s Department, which runs the jails, by ringing 951 955-2400 (press option 4), or 951 955-4500 (press 1 then 8), or use the online feedback form here, to pass on a message urging them to negotiate a safe end to the strike by meeting the strikers’ demands. If you want to repeat the demands in full, they are:

“1. End: Frivolous and irrelevant policies.

    Solution:
A. Cease and desist enforcing frivolous policies limiting phone access due to state change.
B. Issue and or display random dayroom list in ad-seg.
C. Increase ad-seg dayroom time to one hour.
D. Remove no-see tint from cell windows.

2. End: Placement in solitary confinement when there exists no serious rule violations to merit such…

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