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
I am an inmate at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. In April 2013, I and another individual were falsely accused of sexual assault and placed in Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg) immediately.
Last week, Washington DC councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill that would keep jails from shackling women during any point of their pregnancy and for six weeks after they've given birth.
“I have introduced this legislation because it is an important human rights issue that must be addressed in D.C.," said Grosso.
Washington DC has one of only a handful of American jail and prison systems that prohibits shackling during childbirth, but only after incarcerated women filed a class action lawsuit.
Do you practice yoga or meditation to sustain your work for justice?
at Interference Archive
131 8th Street — #4
Brooklyn, NY 11215
You can listen to the podcast of the show here:
The strike began on Monday, July 8, with 30,000 people across California's prison system refusing meals. Some vowed to refuse food until their demands were met or their bodies gave out.
On September 5, both the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, (CDCR) and prisoner advocates announced that the strike had ended.
"Our decision to suspend our third hunger strike in two years does not come lightly.
Given that dubious distinction, what can Chelsea Manning expect as she begins her thirty-five year sentence at the US Detention Barracks at Fort Leavenworth?
Hear from people with a long experience organizing against solitary confinement. Learn what is being done to stop this and what YOU can do!
Refreshments and childcare provided.
Ojore Lutalo, former political prisoner in solitary confinement for 20 years
Bonnie Kerness, American Friends Service Committee
Theresa Shoatz, daughter of political prisoner, Russell Maroon Shoatz