Saturday, January 16, 2021

Tag: Prisons

COVID outbreak — and media crackdown — at private halfway house in Tenderloin

Center run by private prison contractor on lockdown, and resident punished for contacting the news media about it.

Screen Grabs: New year brings films challenging us to rethink the status quo

Forced sterilizations in California prisons, disastrous Venezuelan coastal pollution, and adults who live with facial disfigurement are the subject of 2021's first releases.

Give prisoners the vaccine

Prisons and jails are COVID super-spreaders -- and that makes all of us less safe.

Son’s dedication fuels doc on Black liberation group MOVE

'40 Years a Prisoner' examines police stand-off that left nine activists facing life—and the decades in prison that followed.

On being seen: Online MoAD exhibition showcases the work of San Quentin artists

In 'Meet Us Quickly,' artists incarcerated at the site of one of the nation's most deadly COVID-19 reframe their experience in the US prison-industrial complex.

Screen Grabs: Don’t worry, he said, COVID’s ‘Totally Under Control’

A new doc parses the US pandemic response catastrophe. Plus: Driving While Black, more

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...

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...