May 4, 2010
The longest held Black Panther Party Political Prisoner, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald has ended his hunger strike at Corcoran State Prison in California now that the prison and its warden have met his demands. These demands were met only after countless calls made into the prison by his supporters. According to sources close to him, Chip is scheduled to be transferred today out of administrative segregation at Corcoran and into Kern State Valley Prison’s general population, where conditions (including access to medical care) may be significantly better. But, as he wrote recently, “we’ll see.”
We will be sure to keep you posted.
Without a doubt, Chip’s transfer is a people’s victory. Warden Lopez at Corcoran State Prison capitulated to the people’s demands. This proves the importance and value of political solidarity with prisoners in general and political prisoners in particular. Let’s keep our movement going strong.
The Committee to Free Chip Fitzgerald thanks you for your support!