by Mary Ratcliff
Mail to the Bay View from the hunger strikers has been very sparse since the strike began with 30,000 participants on July 8. Prison officials may be holding their letters as they did during the 2011 hunger strikes. But yesterday and today the mail brought a postcard and several letters from Bay View subscribers in the Pelican Bay SHU (security housing unit), where these historic hunger strikes originated.
Surviving the hunger strike: third week without food
In the postcard, dated July 21, Randall Sondai Ellis (C-68764, PBSP SHU D1-223, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532), a brilliant jailhouse lawyer, says he’s lost 19 pounds and adds, “I don’t know how much more my body can take.”
Mutope Duguma (James Crawford, D-05996, PBSP SHU D1-117U, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532) is another excellent jailhouse lawyer. Acquiring…
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