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Urgent call for action to protect PA state prisoners !

Nieuws, gepost door: nn op 05/09/2018 09:03:20

Wanneer: 05/09/2018 - 14:00


--Rachel Wolkenstein

A statewide lockdown in all Pennsylvania prisons began on Wednesday,
August 29. DOC Secretary John Wetzel states this lockdown is INDEFINITE.
During this time, prisoners are in 24-hour lockdown—meals in their
cells, no yard, restricted showers, no visitors, no phone calls, no mail.

This is solitary confinement for every state prisoner, with even more
restrictions than being in “the hole.” Except for legal mail, no
communication is allowed between prisoners and the outside world. This
represents a danger to all prisoners.

Wetzel gave the official reason as an emergency response to nearly 30
staffers at eight different prisons being sickened over the past month
by synthetic drugs, supposedly by liquids dropped onto letters, book
pages, and the like. There were no reports of prisoners getting ill or
finding these synthetic drugs on incoming mail, on prisoners, or in
their cells. This has all the signs of a totally invented “emergency.”

We must demand: Immediate End to the Lockdown! Open up
Communication—Reinstate Phone Calls, Visits, and Mail!

It is at times like this—with no eyes and ears into the prisons and
from prisoners—that the most outspoken as well as the most vulnerable
prisoners can be targeted for retribution. We must demand that no injury
come to Mumia Abu-Jamal, the MOVE prisoners, Major Tillery, or any other
PA state prisoner in the course of this lockdown, whether inflicted by
prison guards or caused by medical malfeasance.

This lockdown began in the midst of a nationwide prisoners strike. This
“emergency” is an excuse for imposing additional draconian measures to
the already inhumane and class- and race-driven conditions of incarceration.
Update from official DOC website, September 1, 2018 ,while stating the
lockdown continues: “effective Saturday, September 1, routine showers
and exercise will resume for L5 units; dietary, infirmary, laundry and
commissary to include inmate workers for those areas will resume; access
to phones, kiosks and showers on general population units will resume
using normal sign up procedures; submission of commissary order forms
and delivery of commissary to units will resume.”

The Department of Corrections intends to use this to impose permanent
changes on visitation and mail, per Sec. Wetzel’s statement at an August
30, 2018, press conference.

Call or email DOC Secretary John Wetzel:

001 717 728-2577

FREE MUMIA - Free Them All!

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