July 11, 2019

Yes, this is what we have been afraid of. Ban spit hoods. Its humiliating. It's torture. And yes, sometimes lethal. Berkeley City Council, what are you thinking by allowing this practice?

Read the East Bay Express article "Santa Rita Inmate Suffocated From Restraints Us...

February 27, 2018

Read the article: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article198064374.html

Do you know this man? This person was mentally ill and allowed to die alone in jail. ENOUGH!!!! Police have no business incarcerating or holding people with any mental health issues. People o...

July 30, 2016

Shout their names - tomorrow and everyday.

Justice 4 Kayla Moore, killed here in Berkeley!
Justice for Jessica Williams across the bay!
Justice for Erika Rocha and Shaylene Graves, driven to despair and death while incarcerated at California's CIW prison.
And, justice...

July 14, 2016

I am sure this show will be amazing. Go if you can. Really.

From the event page:

In 2009, journalist and playwright Sarah Shourd was living in the Middle East when she went on a hike with her fiancée and a friend. Little did she know, she would spend the next 410 days in...

July 8, 2012

When voters across California go to the polls in November, we will find options in the SAFE California Act: here, we are offered the opportunity to make a decision about whether we prefer sentencing others to the death penalty or life without parole.

Tim Young, writing...

July 17, 2011

On July 1st, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (SHU) began an indefinite hunger strike to protest the conditions of their imprisonment. The UN has characterized their imprisonment as ‘inhumane and degrading’.  At least 6,600 prisoners across 1...

April 29, 2011

Ali Winston for The Informant
April 26, 2011:

“The gang injunction strategy pursued by Oakland City Attorney John Russo appears to be part of a federal effort to promote the use of gang injunctions across the country. A joint training program run by the Bureau of Justic...

March 17, 2011

In an interview by Minister of Information JR in the SF BayView newspaper, Claude Marks teaches us some history:

“COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies – local, state and federal – to...

March 6, 2011

Julienne Hing for Colorlines reports on the arrest of seven Georgia prison guards for brutal beating of Terrance Dean in Macon State Prison. The seven guards arrested include Christopher Hall, Ronald Lach, Derrick Wimbrush, Willie Redden, Darren Douglas Griffin, Kerry...

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