Note that refusal to accept these jobs is grounds for transfer to a higher security yard or detention unit- is that what we want to be spending our corrections money on, instead of programs and health care for these women?...an excerpt from a letter from one woman:
I work on a work crew for Martori Farms. We work 6 days a week for 8 hrs. It’s a mandatory overtime job.
Vanessa Huang, poet, writer, community activist, contributor to The Revolution Starts at Home
Sin Soracco, author of Low Bite and Edge City, ex-con
Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Susan was a mother of four children, and was apparently a Certified Nurses' Aide. By the number of people landing on my site Googling her this week, I'd say she was probably well-loved by people in her community, even though she was ignored by her caretakers in prison, where she was sent for non-violent crimes.
If we want to fix California's broken criminal justice system, let's start by changing our approach to incarcerating and rehabilitating women. That is one of the key proposals offered in March by a panel of law enforcement and social justice leaders on California Attorney General Kamala Harris' transition team.
You can read the review on-line at: http://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Jan/Feb-2011/the-monste...
Wilder, room 101
135 W. Lorain Street
Ms. Narita has been found eligible for parole by the California Board of Parole Hearings.
Lethal Injustice: Standing Up Against Prison Build-Up & the Death Penalty Discussion
Wed, March 30th
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
GVSU - Loosemore Auditorium
Martina Olea will finally be released from prison after 23 years of incarceration. She was found suitable for parole 6 times but previous governors reversed that decision 5 times.