Saturday, October 20, 2012
Steve Champion (San Quentin Prison)
"San Quentin Prison Warden Kevin Chappell: Respond to prisoner Steve Champion's hunger strike demands constructively" by Diane Bukowski
Steve Champion is a death row prisoner at San Quentin, California. He began a hunger strike October 4, 2012, following up on previous hunger strikes conducted throughout the California prison system and in other states, which demand human rights for prisoners on death row, super-max facilities, and elsewhere throughout the U.S. prison systems. Over 2.5 million people are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, the highest number in the world, and daily subjected to inhuman conditions of solitary confinement, torture, long prison sentences, life without parole, and the death penalty. As human beings, we must demand an end to these conditions. Go to [http://sfbayview.com/2012/death-row-prisoner-steve-champion-tookies-friend-on-hunger-strike-since-oct-4] for more information on Steve Champion's hunger strike and his demands.
Petitioning Warden, San Quentin Prison, Cal. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation
This petition will be delivered to:
* Kevin Chappell, Warden, San Quentin Prison, Cal. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation
* Jeffrey Callison, CDCR press secretary
* Terry Thornton, CDCR Deputy Press Secretary
We are aware of San Quentin death row prisoner Steve Champion’s hunger strike and concerned for his health. We look to you to respond to him promptly, constructively and appropriately. We support his demands.
Posted by Northbay Uprising Radio at 8:46 PM