Thursday, 19 September 2013



As of  Pre-trial September 19, 2013, the riot trial has been postponed yet again!  The new date is December 9, 2013.  By that time, this whole farce should be shut down!  Updates on Campaign to shut this down to follow!  For more information or questions, please email or phone 412.403.6101.

Shandre Delaney

Tuesday, 17 September 2013




September 30, 2013
9:00 am
Luzerne County Courthouse
200 N. River St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Presiding Judge
Judge Lisa Gelb

Prosecuting Attorney
Assistant DA, James McMonagle

In April 2010, at SCI Dallas (PA), after a series of abuses at the hands of corrections officials, 6 prisoners housed in the solitary confinement unit decided they had enough and decided to stage a protest in response to the inhumane conditions and mistreatment of prisoners. Each prisoner involved in the protest is now collectively referred to as the Dallas 6.    After enduring abuses, official misconduct and outright administrative corruption, 6 prisoners at SCI Dallas decided it was time to do something about the inhumane conditions, immediately, before another prisoner died or is brutally harmed.

As revealed in a Human Rights Coalition report and before the House of Representatives, there has long been a policy within the prison walls of Dallas and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to operate a corrupt administration under an iron wall of silence.  Under this iron wall or code of silence, SCI Dallas, PA DOC, District Attorney’s Office, Attorney General’s Office as well as the Pennsylvania State Police operates in participation and conjunction with one another to cover up crimes and misconduct by state offices by overlooking video footage of officers caught on video tape committing human rights violations.

These men who peacefully covered their cell doors and barricaded doors are being charged with riot.  They were protecting themselves from harm.   They committed no violent acts, yet violence was inflicted upon them by the guards in riot gear.  They were pepper sprayed, beaten and tased.  These men are in solitary confinement, which means they are in a single cell 24/7 with no contact.  They did not cause or create riot!  They had no ability to do so!  They are being charged with riot because they have lawsuits against the prison and guards.  Some of them are pro se lawyers who have gone against the DOC as their own attorney.  This is frowned upon and retaliated against on a massive level.  These same men contributed to the Human Rights Coalition report which detailed ongoing abuses and human rights violations within the dungeons of this state and especially at SCI Dallas.  These men do not want sympathy; they want to do their time without being subjected to racism and violence by staff. These false charges should be dropped.  Taxpayer’s money is being wasted on a personal vendetta.  If you want to witness what is really going on with in the bowels of our “justice and prison” system, come to the court hearing.   


For Information/updates on Dallas 6 visit the following sites:
Contact Person:  Shandre Delaney - 412.403.6101 or email