On July 30, 2014, Margarita Murugia was found hanging in her solitary confinement cell at the California Institution for Women (CIW). “She was there for her own protection, not because she did something,” wrote April Harris, a woman currently incarcerated at CIW. ” Apparently her mom was dying of cancer and they refused to let her see her mom. She tried to kill herself with every denied request.
The temperature in Corona, Calif., can soar above 100 degrees in the summer, sometimes climbing as high as 110.
What do private prisons have to do with the upcoming elections?
Let's start with several hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions.
Idaho, for instance, has recently seen how campaign contributions can ease corporate accountability when scandals and lawsuits hit.
Building Community to Transform Our Criminal Justice System
October 26, 2014
LGBTQ Community Center
300 Wall Street
The speakers include:
Author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
As part of the Interference Archive exhibition Self-Determination Inside & Out, I'm going to be part of a curated video program and discussion (off-site).
The videos and discussion examine criminalized self defense, negligent healthcare, and "protective" isolation in order to explore organizing against prisons as organizing against gender violence. With Sara Kruzan (remotely), Victoria Law, and Cecily McMillan.
NOTE: The program is NOT at the Interference Archive.
Sixteen-year-old inmate Trevor Mobley was waiting in line for food on Rikers Island when a Correction officer ordered him to back up.
"I told him, 'I'm next to get food,'" Mobley recalled. But the officer continued to demand that he move, eventually writing Mobley a rule violation for disobeying a direct order and verbal abuse. Mobley, who was awaiting trial for drug possession, was sentenced to 60 days in solitary confinement.
What Orange is the New Black Got Wrong About Compassionate Release
In the hit TV show, the character known as Jimmy obviously suffers from dementia. She wanders the wards in search of her missing husband, and even manages to walk out of the understaffed prison.