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Demonstrate Your Support For Women Prisoners!

by Kevin Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2002 at 12:49 PM

Saturday APRIL 27th, 1pm Demonstration against the health crisis at Central California Women's Facility!

Come show your support for the seriously ill women locked down in the Skilled Nursing Facility, also known as the SNF (pronounced “sniff”). The women prisoners at CCWF-Chowchilla are in their cells 22 hours per day with very little contact with other persons. Advocates for women prisoners have learned of horrible abuses happening to the women in the SNF, often perpetrated by the nursing assistants. We have heard of instances of nursing assistants pushing women down and scrubbing their bodies so hard one woman had bruises all over her breasts and genital area. Women aren’t allowed to approach the staff, even in emergency, and if they do, time is added on to their sentence.

One year ago, hundreds of advocates for women prisoners were outside of CCWF after 9 women died in a 2 month period from medical neglect. Now we are going back to demand an end to the abuse in the SNF and we will keep coming back, year after year, until the medical crisis at CCWF is over!

Our list of demands include:
-End the Lockdown!
-Healthcare Not Prisons!
-Compassionate Release for Dying Women!
-Stop the Physical, Mental and Emotional Abuse of Women Prisoners
-Open the SNF to Outside Investigation!


-Saturday, April 27th, 1pm
-Front Gates of Central California Women's Facility
Chowchilla, CA

Carpools leaving at 9 a.m. from SF (Safeway at Church and Market)
and from the East Bay (MacArthur BART station)

-For more info: California Prison Focus (510)665-1935
California Coalition of Women Prisoners (415)255-7036 x4
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