For Immediate Release - Family Groups Lead Statewide Day of Action to Reunite Families Separated by Incarceration
"Other states that have been impacted worse by COVID-19 have managed to put up partitions, enforce social distancing, and have managed to make visits a priority. Why hasn't Kathleen Allison?" - Angela Cadena, Activist and organizer with We Are Their Voices
HOW THE PIGS ABUSE 'GANG' LABELS (SEPTEMBER 2020)
By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson
USING RACISM TO CREATE POLITICAL BOGEYMEN
Corcoran, CA - A culture of carelessness, abuse, and neglect is now putting people in the states’ largest prison at risk of COVID-19. On September 3, an entire housing unit section in the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, California (SATF) F Yard Section 1, was cleared to make COVID-19 quarantine housing. Eyewitness testimonies from incarcerated people detail several ways in which this move was conducted with total disregard for health and safety practices. This is business as usual for SATF, which during this pandemic will likely result in widespread illness, injury, and death.
"Black Men born in the U.S. and fortunate enough to live past the age of 18 are conditioned to accept the inevitability of prison. For most of us, it simply is the next phase in a sequence of humiliations.