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This Is the Way to Go: Senate Dems Propose Expenditures on Health, Rehab

As a response to Governor Brown’s idiotic $315 mil privatization plan from yesterday, Senate president Steinberg and 16 other Democrat senators “proposed a plan that would spend $200 million more

Jerry, What on Earth Are You Thinking?

Photo courtesy Rich Pedroncelli forthe San Francisco Chronicle. The new gubernatorial plan to solve the prison crisis Jerry Brown says we don’t have has just been announced: Spending $315 million

Day 43: Strike in Calipatria Ends; Conditions Improve

The Los Angeles Times reports: Inmate advocates said Calipatria Warden Frank Chavez met with protest leaders within that prison on Thursday and, while talking with state corrections officials in Sacramento

Force-Feeding Order text

For those interested, here is the full text of yesterday’s Order Granting Joint Request Authorizing Refeeding, courtesy of darwinbondgraham. Floor is open for comments.———Props to Caitlin Kelly Henry for the link.

Regulating Public Space: Excluding BART Offenders from Trains

Photo credit Rhett Aultman. The picture on the left is of a public ad found in many BART cars recently. The text reads: A new state law allows BART to

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Judge Approves Force-Feeding CA Strikers

A federal judge has approved CDCR’s request to force-feed inmates if necessary. The Associated Press reports: Officials say they fear for the welfare of nearly 70 inmates who have refused

Solidarity Action with Hunger Strikers

Another Reply to Beard by Berkeley Student and Former SHU Inmate Steven Czifra

My name is Steven Czifra, and I am a formerly incarcerated person who spent time in the both Pelican Bay, and the Corcoran SHUs. As a former SHU inmate I

CCA-Backed Legislation in Arizona Mowed Down by 4th Circuit

Last brief item of news for today: The Fourth Circuit has determined that police officers in Arizona cannot harass people for immigration papers based solely on their appearance. The Washington

Hunger Strike News Clearinghouse

I am still on vacation out of the country, but for those of you in need of news and resources about the strike, here’s what’s new from the last few