Tell prison administrations: lift ban on SF Bay View newspaper

Prison administrations in several states have banned prisoners from receiving the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, a grassroots paper that has published articles by and about prisoners for decades. Background:
Un-Ban the Bay View!
13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Voice of Detroit: Prisoners Teargassed, Zip-Tied, Left Out in Rain

The bans began in July 2016 in an attempt to silence those preparing for the nationwide prison strike that began on September 9.
 
Since the strike began, dozens of prisoners have reportedly been placed in solitary confinement, transferred to distant facilities, or attacked with weapons and tear gas. In Texas prisons, there has been a spate of suicides.
 
Articles sent from prisons to the SF Bay View reporting these conditions have been continuously intercepted.
 
Denying access to the SF Bay View violates prisoners' rights to freedom of speech and press.

Please sign this petition to prison administrators:

Lift the ban on the San Francisco Bay View newspaper.



101-125 of 7937 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
7837 1 year ago Anonymous SEATTLE, WA
7836 1 year ago Joel Trupin Marshfield, VT Prisoners have rights, and they must be obeyed.
7835 1 year ago Dana Silvernale Blue Lake, CA
7834 1 year ago Peter Evan Smith Burlington, VT
7833 1 year ago Pierre Labossiere Oakland, CA
7832 1 year ago desiree Banzhaf Santa Cruz, CA
7831 1 year ago Karlene Gunter Rochester, NY
7830 1 year ago Annie Banks Berkeley, CA SF Bay View is such an important publication; lift the ban now!
7829 1 year ago Glen Anderson Lacey, WA
7828 1 year ago glenn kersey san francisco, CA freedom of the press!
7827 1 year ago Tammy Fuller Childersburg, AL
7826 1 year ago Anonymous New York, NY Rather than ban newspapers, you should be supporting justice in prisons and full communication and access to information.

End the ban.
7825 1 year ago Melanie Jones CA
7824 1 year ago Elizabeth Olson Billerica, MA
7823 1 year ago Anonymous Eureka, CA
7822 1 year ago Jerry Costley Centerville, UT
7821 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
7820 1 year ago Edward Kern San Antonio, TX
7819 1 year ago Mark Barnes San Francisco, CA
7818 1 year ago David Judd Oakland, CA
7817 1 year ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
7816 1 year ago Brandon Brown El Cerrito, CA
7815 1 year ago Yessica Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA
7814 1 year ago M Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, CO
7813 1 year ago Stephen Jones NY
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