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.



176-200 of 7937 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
7762 1 year ago Allen Lilleberg Napa, CA U. S. prisons are counter productive. We can do much much better. Look to Norway.
7761 1 year ago Lucas Guilkey Oakland, CA
7760 1 year ago J Ellis Berkeley, CA Oppression and deprivation are unlikely to teach cooperation and responsibility.
7759 1 year ago Mia Ray Grants, NM
7758 1 year ago Diana Block CA
7757 1 year ago KARL KOESSEL McKinleyville, CA
7756 1 year ago Kim Rohrbach CA Prisons are generally allowed to get away with all manner of repressive and unwarranted action by citing concerns for "institutional security," individuals' safety, and so forth. To censor the BayV...
7755 1 year ago Terry L. Clark Arcata, CA Censorship proves that prisons are not for rehabilitation, for free thought and being forced to consider and analyze divergent positions are necessary skills for survival in this world.
7754 1 year ago Fernando paz CA
7753 1 year ago James Paquin Arcata, CA
7752 1 year ago James Paquin Arcata, CA
7751 1 year ago Sharyn Dreyer Denver, CO
7750 1 year ago Anonymous Oakland, CA Lift the ban off the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper. The SF Bay View Newspaper is a valuable resource for prisoners, as well as, the public. It keeps us, the public, informed of the inhumane tre...
7749 1 year ago Ellen Haywood CA
7748 1 year ago Crystallee Crain CA
7747 1 year ago Tonya Netjes Eureka, CA
7746 1 year ago Miriam Simos SF, CA
7745 1 year ago Emily Wheeler Oakland, CA
7744 1 year ago Annie Kane Alameda, CA
7743 1 year ago Willow Katz Santa Cruz, CA In 1974, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote: “The First Amendment serves not only the needs of the polity but also those of the human spirit — a spirit that demands self-expression… ...
7742 1 year ago Sharon Martinas San Francisco, CA
7741 1 year ago Karen Schmiege Albuquerque, NM
7740 1 year ago Deirdre Wilson Auburn, CA
7739 1 year ago Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma'at CA Un-Ban the Bay View! Full Human Rights for Our Incarcerated Leaders & Family Members! Reparations Now for African & Indigenous Nations & Ascendants!
7738 1 year ago Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ
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