We have just received word that two prisoners in solitary confinement, on Unit 1 at Central Prison in Raleigh, have started a hunger strike in solidarity with the thousands of striking prisoners on the West Coast.
Their strike began on the 16th; the mass hunger and work strikes in California began on July 8th and have spread to facilities in Oregon and Washington state. This strike appears to be even larger, involving as many as 30,000 prisoners, than a similar protest in fall 2011. It was initiated by a small collective of prisoners in solitary at Pelican Bay State Prison. More information can be found here.
Write a letter of support to the hunger strikers at:Jamey Wilkins #0502449 Central Prison 1300 Western Blvd Raleigh NC 27606