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Last Call to Freedom: Statement of Support by Paul Redd

Published first in CA Prison Focus, issue 60 (30 May 2020)
I am Paul Redd/Abbas, one of the original hunger strike representatives and signees of the historical document “The Agreement to End Hostilities.”I find it an honor to be amongst this class of solid members who continue to refuse to compromise or/and debrief under any circumstances nor allow our minds to play tricks on us. It has been a continuous struggle fighting against the obstacles CDCR officials, IGI, ISU, SSU alike with their SNY’s now referred as designated program yard in attempt to derail positive progress.Now we are up against an even more deadly beast called COVID-19 that data showing it is largely attacking and killing the Afrikan American and minority population that’s at a higher risk who suffering from hypertension, diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, etc. Many of us like myself suffer from all these diseases listed as a high risk under COVID-19.A lot of prisoners here including myself recently had our CPAP…

Paul Redd is free!!

We are so pleased to tell you that, finally, after 44 years, of which 30 years in solitary confinement, Paul Redd was released from prison!
In his letter of May 17th, 2020, Paul wrote:

"On May 15th the Court recalled my sentence. Vacated my first degree murder conviction and ordered I be immediately released."

Read the article in the SF Chronicle of May 29th, 2020:
https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/amp/SF-public-defender-unit-helps-Oakland-man-go-free-15301831.php

See also: SF Chronicle: The Power of Redemption (29 May 2020)  And: Paul Redd, Jr. and the Trauma of Systemic Racism by Cherlyne Majors (June 30, 2020) And: 44 Years Later, Redd Comes Home – An Inside Account (The Davis Vanguard, July 8, 2020)

Welcome home Paul! 

Paul is in the Medical Facility

Since some months, Paul has been housed in the California Medical Facility (CMF).

His latest address is (without the cellnr which we do not know right now):

Paul A. Redd Jr B-72683
California Medical Facility (CMF)
P.O. Box 2000
Vacaville, CA 95696-2000


Please send Paul a card, he is in hospital

Paul is in hospital right now, please send him a card and let him know people are wishing him well:

Paul A. Redd Jr B-72683
SATF / CTC Hospital Rm 39
P.O. Box 5248
Corcoran, CA 93212

Thank you!

Paul Redd was moved out of Pelican Bay SHU finally!

Paul wrote to say he was being transferred out of Pelican Bay SHU finally!

Paul A. Redd Jr B-72683
CSATF
P.O. Box 5248
Corcoran, CA 93212

Down in the hole

This article was written by Andrew Purcell for the Sydney Morning Herald, and contains information from Paul:

Feb. 19th, 2014

Victorian courts have been told of young offenders being held in 22-hour lockdown. What's it really like in isolation? Andrew Purcell looks at the situation in California where prisoners are kept in solitary for years at a time.





''Listen to me. Put away your preconceptions.'' Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, is explaining that reporters often make the same basic mistake. ''We don't have solitary confinement in California state prisons.''

She then describes a penal system in which almost 4000 men are locked up indefinitely in cells the size of a city bathroom. ''There's no sensory deprivation. They go to the yard every day.''

This is for 1½ hours, alone, in a lot with no view. ''There are skylights in all of the Security Housing Unit po…

Retaliation against Prisoner Representatives of the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike - take action plz! New photo of Paul

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Prisoner Hunger Strike Representatives in Pelican Bay State Prison, of which Paul is one, were retaliated against harshly. Read below what you can do to support Paul and his brothers. We need massive support for them all. Here is also the latest picture of Paul, taken on June 14th 2013.

Thank you for your support of the hunger strikers. As you may have heard, the hunger strike began on July 8 with California 30,000 imprisoned people refusing to eat. Hundreds of media outlets have been covering this historic event.

The California Department of Corrections and ‘Rehabilitation’ (CDCr) has begun to retaliate against the vocal spokespeople for the hunger strikers, who are located in Pelican Bay and Corcoran State Prisons. Our Pledge of Resistance Alert today will focus on the extreme brutality of prison authorities against the Representatives of the hunger strikers, who are in Pelican Bay State Prison.

The CDCr is also trying to undermine legal and community support of the hunge…