Calls and emails needed for California IWOC member facing victimisation

From the Oakland Incarcerated Workers’ Organizing Committee:

Hey IWOCers and supporters! Have you been looking for a way to plug in and offer support to prisoners that are putting their safety and their lives on the line but haven’t been sure how? If you are reading this message there is something you can do RIGHT NOW to support a prisoner who is currently being victimized by prison administration. Timothy Baker is a prisoner at New Folsom and a member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).

Timothy’s current counselor is J. Howard and he has suffered repercussions and threats of being sent to administrative segregation for filing grievances against this counselor and the facility for violating his rights.

Timothy suffered beatings and a leg injury for trying to uphold his rights while he was in Lancaster prison. He’s now in the medical wing of New Folsom for those injuries. If you’ve wanted to support IWOC or prisoners putting their lives on the line to defend their rights this is your chance. DON’T HESITATE! Call now and then call again later. It only takes a minute and can have a major impact for Timothy.

This is a coordinated phone blast, and we are calling on all supportive groups and friends to help us. Organize a call-in night. Get friends together during the day. Let this be something that we all can organize around and win!”

For those who can call US numbers, they suggest calling 916-985-8610 with the message

Hi my name is _______. I’d like to speak with David Baughman, the warden. I’m calling on behalf of Timothy Baker #K62174, a disabled, elderly prisoner at your facility.

Timothy Baker needs a new counselor per his wishes. He is being retaliated against because of the multiple grievances he’s filed against the prison administration and this counselor. The retaliation needs to stop. He has a lot of support on the outside and we need you to take him seriously.

Thank you.”

For those who prefer to send emails instead (or as well – doing both is a good idea), try emailing Sara.Malone@cdcr.ca.gov, David.Baughman@cdcr.ca.gov and cal_externalaffairs@cdcr.ca.gov with the following message:

Hello,
I’m contacting you on behalf of Timothy Baker
#K62174, a disabled, elderly prisoner at California State Prison – Sacramento.

Timothy Baker needs a new counselor per his wishes. His counselor has filed arbitrary write-ups against him, and we believe this to be a form of retaliation because of the multiple grievances he’s filed against the prison administration and this counselor. The retaliation needs to stop. He has a lot of support on the outside and we need you to take him seriously.

Thank you,”

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