It seems absurd that a person who has been sexually assaulted would be punished for speaking up, especially since prison policy prohibits sexual contact between staff and the people whom they guard.
A mass prisoner hunger strike rocked California’s prison system this past summer, drawing international attention to the extensive use of solitary confinement in the United States. Increasingly, solitary is finding its way into the mainstream media and onto activist agendas. Nearly all of the attention, however, has focused on solitary confinement in men’s prisons; much less is known about the conditions and experiences inside women’s prisons...
...Dolores Canales has a son who has spent thirteen years in Pelican Bay’s SHU.
What happens when states contract with private, for-profit companies to both run their prisons and provide prison health care?
Sunday, December 15, 4:30 to 8 PM
at Billie's Black Restaurant and Lounge
Tenacious #30, the Winter 2013 issue, is here!
Wednesday, November 20, 6-7:30 pm
West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
When Mercedes Smith (above) first came home from prison, she was able to sign up for Medicaid. Then she got a part-time job, which pushed her over Medicaid's low-income guidelines. Unable to afford insurance even after getting a second part-time job, Mercedes has gone without health care for the past three years. When she needs urgent care, she goes to the emergency room.
LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom to a woman who received a life sentence when she was a teenager for killing her former pimp.
Brown decided late Friday not to take action on a state parole board's decision to grant parole to Sara Kruzan, thereby allowing the decision to go into effect, his spokesman Evan Westrup said Saturday.
Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for the 1994 shooting death of George Gilbert Howard in a Riverside motel room.
Largest Spending States Total:
Largest Spending per prisoner:
Total Spending: $39,000,000,000
That’s 2/3 of the entire public education budget