Today I found out that another friend got a parole date. His eyes were bloodshot red from crying as he told me, “Paul, the parole board found me suitable today.” That’s wonderful news and I’m happy for him. He asked me when am I going to the board. I had to tell him that I…

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Today is day one of the hunger strike and it is also my fifth day in Centinela State Prison. I’ve just been transferred from Calipatria’s level-4 prison to Centinela’s level- 3 prison, after spending almost five long years housed in Calipatria’s Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU), also known as “the hole.” I’ve been in prison for…

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