Dear Prisoners and Supporters,
The PHSS (Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition) Parole Subcommittee is focusing on parole issues specific to prisoners who have been released from SHU, both before and after the Ashker settlement. We are particularly interested in seeing language from transcripts of parole hearings and psych. evaluations that contain references to unsuitability for parole based on:
1. Failure to debrief
2. Participation in the hunger strike
3. Factors which are really related to long-term indeterminate SHU, such as inadequate programming.
We are reaching out to prisoners and supporters who may have family/loved ones and those who may be familiar with men for whom these issues have been raised in psych. evaluations in preparation for parole, or in denials for parole.
We are asking for language from documents, both psych. evaluations and BPH reports, in order to try to determine patterns and the extent to which these issues are stated as factors indicating unsuitability for parole.
Please provide the following information: Quoted language from documents, prisoner’s name and CDC number, and length of time in SHU. This information will be used by the committee in connection with its advocacy and may be shared with advocacy groups, as well as with CDCR, Board of Parole Hearings, and other state officials.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: CFASC, PO Box 3868 , Tustin , CA 92781