Solidarity with the Prisoner Hunger Strike for Human Rights! [link]
This was the first piece which came from SQ Death Row A/C
2013-07-25 from Geri Silva:
This letter pulls at my heart string having spent practically a decade staring at the AC yard from my cell in North Block. The staff is SQ are as arrogant as they come. Many believe Pelican Bay is the end of the world, but we who have witnessed the brutality of SQ AC know better. We must stay on top of this thing, because the protocol of SQ is to work under the cloak of darkness and feign ignorance when things become public. Carols M. Argueta, the Author of the letter, paints an accurate picture of the Adjustment Center: “a prison within a prison, and we've been left in here for decades.”
I don’t know how late this letter is, but we should get someone in there to visit this inmate.
In Solidarity, [signed] “Jerry” Geri Silva, “California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement” [www.abolishsolitary.com]
We want to be counted amongst the thousands and also let the world know that death row has a S. H. U. and though the refuse to call it so, there's ad-seg in here with us and everyone knows what the Adjustment Center is. A S. H. U. is a prison within a prison and we've been left in here for decades.
However 80% of us are still on strike. We lost 3 but they were older and they did enough by showing their solidarity. Everyone else is pushing forward. (Keep in mind there's only 102 people in this unit.) There's 4 who are not only doing the hunger strike but are refusing water too! They are on the critical list and my be going to an outside hospital soon. Right now they've only mention taking them to be put on I. V. We'll find out on Monday because they keep saying they're out of staff or some b.s. but those guys have gone without water for over 4 days now.
As for the rest this is our 13th day without and as of today the Warden hasn't sat down with us nor has a meeting been set. We have been scheduled to go to committee this Wednesday. We'll know more then and where they stand. he still need to see we're serious and believe me, I myself am. I've set my mind to 30 days but with each passing day I become stronger and plan to go the distance like everyone else is. We're serious, focused, and committed. Thanks for your support, help, and for all the work you've been putting in. Please send our thanks to everyone else for everything they are doing. Oh! we've only been weighed once. We've been told they'll be doing it every 7 days because there's so many through out the prison. Alright now, geri, stay in touch as I will and thank you once again for everything. Your support and solidarity has given us strength and nourished our starving bodies! Gracias.
P. S. Can you provide us with a list of lawyers or organizations that have lawyers who'll represent us as negotiators and mediators to settle this strike? Thanks.
Carols M. Argueta #F63367
C. S. P. - S. Q. (3AC-15-N)
San Quentin, CA 94974