Posts Tagged as "Prisons"

Having My Cake and Justice, Too

Sep. 23, 2015 / By
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This Sunday, Sept. 27, I’ll be at a free community fair at Exposition Park, helping people remove felonies from their records that are barriers to jobs, housing, education and many other opportunities afforded to our citizenry.

In World’s Largest Female Prison, Inmates Organize For Health

Jul. 15, 2015 / By
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Nearly 1,000 women gathered in the prison gym on the day of the event, which featured informational booths on substance abuse, transgender support, disability services and trauma.

Two People Whose Lives Will Improve Thanks To Prop. 47

Jun. 25, 2015 / By
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About 40,000 convicted people will be impacted each year, mostly for drug possession and thefts under $950.

Incarceration Not Effective In Crime Reduction, Study Says

May. 13, 2015 / By
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High incarceration rates have had a pervasively harmful effect on society – especially for women, young black men, and their families.

Why Community Leaders Are Concerned About Police Messaging On Prop. 47

Mar. 25, 2015 / By
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As cities across California implement Prop. 47, Long Beach residents have recently expressed concerns over local police officers’ commentary at community meetings.

Children of Re-Entry

Nov. 15, 2013 / By
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New America Media presents portraits of parents returning home from incarceration through the eyes of their children.


Santa Clara County Families Stop Ban of Letters to Inmates

Aug. 10, 2013 / By
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Congratulations to the families and community of Santa Clara County! We successfully made our voices heard, and stopped the implementation of a jail policy which would have greatly restricted inmates from receiving letters, photos, and all of the other “lifelines” that connect those on the inside to their loved ones on the outside...

Protestors Target Excessive Phone Rates for Immigrant Detainees

May. 15, 2013 / By
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Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann and Donny Lumpkins

RICHMOND, Calif. – At the West County Detention Facility, inmates can pay upwards of $20 for a five-minute phone call to friends, relatives or lawyers...

Taxpayers Spend Millions on Valley Fever in Prisons

Oct. 14, 2012 / By

Vida en el Valle , News Report, Rebecca Plevin, Posted: Oct 14, 2012

Californians are locked into contributing to the cost of treating state inmates sickened by valley fever...

The Other Death Sentence: Aging and Dying in America’s Prisons

Sep. 26, 2012 / By
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New America Media , News Feature, James Ridgeway, Posted: Sep 26, 2012

Photo: The image above is part of a photo essay by documentary photographer Tim Gruber taken at the Kentucky State Reformatory and published by Mother Jones along with a longer version of the following article...

Dispatch From Pelican Bay: Why I Joined the Hunger Strike

Oct. 16, 2011 / By
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SF Bay View, First Person, Alfred Sandoval, Posted: Oct 10, 2011

On September 26, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California resumed their hunger strike to bring attention to what they say are inhumane conditions and to call for an end to solitary confinement in prison.