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Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? -Interviewing Tina Reynolds and Vikki Law (tags)
A bill opposing the shackling of pregnant prisoners, AB 2530, has been passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, with thirty days to either approve or veto it. Last year, a previous version of this bill was also passed unanimously by the Legislature, but it was ultimately vetoed by Brown. With Brown’s decision expected anytime, local activists are urgently mobilizing to stop him from vetoing this important bill once again. AB 2530 supporters have created a webpage for the public (not just California residents) to contact the Governor.
Resisting Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview w/ Victoria Law (tags)
Victoria Law is a longtime prison activist and the author of the 2009 book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (PM Press). Law’s essay “Sick of the Abuse: Feminist Responses to Sexual Assault, Battering, and Self Defense,” is featured in the new book, entitled "The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism," edited by Dan Berger.
Torture alleged in LA County Jail (tags)
Street performer and tarot card reader, Jason Paschal, currently incarcerated in Los Angeles Old County Jail, reports neglect, abuse, and torture as well as being denied court-ordered medical care.
Two Dozen Mexican Mafia and other Gangs and Associates Arrested on Federal Narcotic violat (tags)
The investigation was initiated early last year by the LAPD and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force to address gang-related crime in the San Fernando Valley. The investigation focused on identifying and disrupting drug trafficking organizations and related violence carried out by Hispanic gangs associated with the Mexican Mafia. Said, Michael Moore, Deputy Chief of LAPD’s Valley Operations Bureau.
Mentoring Pgm. For Children Of Incarcerated Parents (tags)
Ever thought about becoming a mentor? PATHWAYS mentoring program currently has children, ages 8-12 years old, who are waiting to spend just one hour a week with a mentor!
Local Mentoring Pgm. For Children Of Incarcerated Parents (tags)
Local mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents in need of adult mentors (especially men!)
Prisons for Profit; corporations benefit from slavery (tags)
As the economy worsens more low income people are given longer prison sentences and forced into below minimum wage slavery. Centralized prisons consume great amounts of energy, increasing the wealth of corporations while decreasing the health of the community..