Wednesday, July 31: NYC rally to end solitary confinement
Come stand in support of the thousands on hunger strike in Pelican Bay and other California prisons and to end the torture of solitary confinement in New York’s own prisons and jails.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
4:30 – 6:00 pm
163 West 125th Street (at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.) in front of the New York State Office Building
Bring a poster! Bring friends!
Download the flyer and share it with people in your community!
How else can you help?
- Read the full Five Demands of the California Hunger Strikers
- Call California Governor Jerry Brown at (916) 445-2841, (510) 289-0336, or (510) 628-0202 to demand that he negotiate seriously with the strike leaders
- Join the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement to fight to end torture in our own state.
- For information about the Correctional Association’s work on solitary confinement, please contact Scott Paltrowitz at spaltrowitz(@)correctionalassociation.org.
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