October 14, 2016

~ Coming up Saturday Oct. 22! ~

Oakland Freedom Fest: Building Beyond Police and Prisons!

When it's impossible to hold cops accountable, it's really time to be learning to live without them. When Berkeley cops spend 35% of their calls responding to mental health situat...

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...

October 13, 2011

Press Contact: Isaac Ontiveros

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Office:  510 444 0484

Cell:   510 517 6612

Oakland – With the second phase of a massive California prisoner hunger strike in its third week, prisoners have begun to report grave medical issues. “Men are colla...

October 10, 2011

From the SF Bayview Newspaper

October 8, 2011

by Deborah Dupre [1], Human Rights Examiner


Families and other supporters of the hunger strikers came from around the state to rally at the headquarters of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Oct....

October 10, 2011

Berkeley Copwatch wishes to make public its strong support, respect, and admiration for those currently on hunger strike in California’s prisons; particularly those at Pelican Bay.

We believe that prolonged solitary confinement is morally wrong, does nothing to better t...

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 22, 2011

From Bruce A. Dixon in the SF Bayview, March 17th, 2011:

The arrest warrants sworn out for one of seven Georgia prison guards arrested in late February alleges that one Christopher Hall, the supervising officer, “was present at the time of this assault [on Terrance Dean...

March 6, 2011

Lucile Malandain,  Agence France-Presse, speaks to the Center for Constitutional Rights about religious profiling in Control Management Units (CMUs) in Federal Prisons:

‘But while Muslims account for six percent of the inmate population in federal prisons as a whole, in...

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