Sunday, June 5, 2016

DYING TO LIVE Food Refusal Starts June 10th

by Dee Hall, reporter for the Center for Investigative Journalism

  Humanitarian Food Refusal Campaign 
            Against Solitary Torture

June10th Wisconsin prisoners held in long term Solitary confinement at Waupun Correctional Institution will start a "Food Refusal Campaign." The wish to bring the horror of Administrative Confinement (AC) to the public's Attention and end this torturous practice. Solitary confinement for more than 15 days has been deemed "torture" by the United Nations but Wisconsin the DOC has held many prisoners in isolation for decades. AS the debate and outrage grows nationwide, join us in supporting these prisoners who are making a courageous sacrifice to Wake Us Up.

prisoner  in "obs"- the"Treatment" for trying to harm oneself
Madison Rally                   
1pm. Fri June 10 
at the Capital Building
Contact: 262-443-7831  

Milwaukee Rally
Noon, Saturday June 11
At the County Courthouse

Both events will have a life-sized replica of the tiny cell these prisoners spend years in. There will be families of AC prisoners speaking as well as activists, and legislators. ALL are welcome and needed.                                                       

Sign our petition at

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 Use social media to let your friends and coworkers know about this!

 Call and email the following people and tell them to meet the six humanitarian demands of the “Dying to Live” Food Refusal Humanitarian Campaign Against Torture. The objective of this campaign is to expose and stop the torture that is Administrative Confinement (AC).

a) Governor Scott Walker at (608)-266-1212, PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707; email:

b) WI Doc Central Office/ Secretary of DOC Jon E Litscher at (608)- 240- 5000; PO Box 7925, Madison, WI 53707; email:

c) Columbia Correctional Institution Warden :

Michael Dittman; Warden CCI; P.O. Box 950, Portage, WI 53901-0950; Phone: 608-742-9100, Fax: 608-742-9111; He does not give out his email.

d) Waupun Correctional Institution Warden:
 Brian Foster, Warden WCI; PO Box 351, Waupun, WI 53963; Phone: 920-324-5571, Fax: 920-324-7250;email:

3) Call or write the FBI in Milwaukee WI and demand they investigate mind control programs in Wisconsin maximum prisons .
FBI Milwaukee; 3600 S. Lake Drive; St. Francis, WI 53235; Phone: (414) 276-4684

4) Call and email your local new media and ask them to cover this food refusal, “Dying to Live” campaign. Use one of our templates to get started.

5) Contact your own legislators and ask them to learn about Administrative Confinement and support our campaign against solitary torture. You can find out who your legislators are and get contact information here: / ( enter your address or zip in right corner) or here:
OR by googling:”Who are my legislators in Wisconsin?”

6) We will be announcing a"rolling fast" to express solidarity with the food refusal where we take turns fasting for one day each for as long as the prisoners continue their action. Document your story live for social media, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Contacts and where to get information: For further questions email or go to for specific actions.
For Madison rally June 10: email or call: 414-379-2374 ,
 For Milwaukee action June 11: email or call 414-350-9585,
outside recreation

1 comment:

  1. Upon brief research, Columbia Correctional hasn't even posted any of their annual reports, which should be posted as they are public record.

    Also the naming scheme for the state of wisconsin's email is, so Michael Dittman's email from Columbia correctional, regardless if he gives it out is

    Since his email address is owned by the state of Wisconsin, it is not in his discretion to give or not give out his email address, for it is public record. Maybe he needs to be reminded he is not king but a servant to the citizens of the state.