Sadhbh (pronouced Sive) Walshe is an Irish journalist writing a weekly series on California prisons for the London Guardian, one of the most influential newspapers in the world. If you have a story idea, I’m sure she’d love to hear from you. You’ll see her email below and at the end of her story.
Many of you will recognize the person she refers to in this new story. Randall Sondai Ellis is one of the hunger strike leaders at Pelican Bay. Here are a couple of stories he’s written recently: Retaliation at Pelican Bay: Letters from the SHU and To witness people say no to state-sanctioned torture is a beautiful sight indeed.
This latest story by Sadhbh is the third in her series.
Here they all are:
Inside story: the US prison system
18 Jan 2012
Sadhbh Walshe: Like thousands, Randall Ellis will likely never get parole. But do we really want prisons to become elderly homes for offenders?
Sadhbh Walshe: Californian prisoners have repeatedly gone on hunger strike over the solitary confinement in which some spend decades
Sadhbh Walshe: The US locks up a greater proportion of its population than any other country in the world. This fact bears closer examination
Via Mary Ratcliff
SF Bay View