Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tag: Jails

Inside the COVID explosion at San Quentin

With 26 dead and at least a third of the population infected, why isn't medical parole part of the solution?

Cartoonist Tanna Tucker creates works of art to celebrate voices of incarcerated kids

Last May, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan to close California’s state-run youth prisons, an initiative that has since been stalled. But San Francisco may have set a precedent....

SF Superior Court ends Zero Bail Policy, threatening public health

The San Francisco Superior Court has chosen not to continue the Zero Bail Policy that has reduced county jail populations across the state. That, a broad coalition of legal and...

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

The grassroots movement to defund the SF police has made its presence felt this week as hundreds of callers have flooded two supes committee meetings demanding that law-enforcement budgets...

Boy bands to bomba: Fresh Meat Fest shines with trans & queer performance

I'm writing this as I'm taking in the Supreme Court decision that people cannot be legally fired for being LGBTQ, a momentous act that was made possible by the...

Safe sleeping spaces — or cages?

C.A.R.E. For the homeless On some street In Saint Pete Looks like A cage For people.... -- excerpt of the poem People Cages by Dee Allen /Po Poet “It feels like we are back in prison,” said...

Judge excoriates ICE, orders inmates released

After a dramatic hearing in which Federal Judge Vincent Chhabria sharply criticized ICE, the judge has issued an order requiring the federal agency to move rapidly to release inmates...

Campaign seeks to close jail at Hall of Justice

On Wednesday, the NoNewSFJail Coalition and its member organizations asked San Franciscans via social media and on their website to participate in a “Digital Day of Action” by calling,...

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

At a time when local authorities are working hard to reduce the number of inmates in county jails to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the organization that runs the...

Immigrants sue for release from Yuba County and Mesa Verde jails

Thirteen immigrants detained at Mesa Verde Detention Center and Yuba County Jail filed a lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday calling for their immediate release. The plaintiffs —...