Dedication

Drawing of women with linked arms, with the quote We must stand together fearless and unified against any intruder who tries to take our lives, our families, or our freedomThis issue of The Fire Inside is dedicated to every woman inside who links her arms with other sisters inside and through the walls to uphold the dignity and humanity of each of us. To the 27 women who signed on to the 1995 class action medical lawsuit against the Cal. Dept. of Corrections demanding decent health care for all women inside and to the 150 women in CCWF who recently signed a protest over conditions in one unit. It is the simple yet incredibly brave actions such as these that defeat the divide-and-conquer mentality of the prisons. We send each of you a warm embrace and our commitment to keep our arms linked with yours through the walls.