FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhonda Rios Kravitz, 916-712-7169, firstname.lastname@example.org (SACRAMENTO, CA, 5/11/20) - The Sacramento Immigration Coalition (SIC) and the Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) today released a petition calling on officials to immediately release those in ICE detention at Yuba County Jail. The petition, “Release Immigrants Detained at Yuba County Jail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic,” coincides with the Immigrant Day… Continue reading Petition to Release Those Detained by ICE at Yuba County Jail Receives Over 1,100 Signatures
By CIDR Co-Founders Rhonda Ríos Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi As communities worldwide fight to contain a pandemic that has brought entire nations to a standstill, many detention facilities’ responses remain woefully inadequate. Yuba County Jail in Marysville, a mere 40 minutes away from California’s capital, is one glaring example. The jail has been under a… Continue reading Guest Commentary: Recipe for Disaster – ‘Unmasking’ Yuba County Jail’s Response to COVID-19
By CIDR Co-Founders Rhonda Rios Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi As the world confronts a coronavirus pandemic and tries to grasp and mitigate its potential impact, there is one highly vulnerable group that requires more attention: individuals held in prisons, detention camps and jails. Read the whole Davis Vanguard op-ed here.
Upon leaving San Quentin State Prison this morning after serving a 22-year sentence, Tith Ton was immediately detained by a private security firm contracted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was taken to the ICE office in San Francisco and will be headed to the Yuba County Jail, said Anoop Prasad, an attorney with the… Continue reading A Cambodian American was paroled after 22 years in prison. He’s now been detained by ICE
Amid the devastation of the 2019 wildfires across California, here are some resources for immigrants: En medio de la devastación de los incendios forestales de 2019 en California, aquí hay algunos recursos para inmigrantes: CA Immigrant Guide: https://immigrantguide.ca.gov/en/DisasterRelief/Undocufund: https://undocufund.org/805 Undocufund: https://805undocufund.org/Latino Community Foundation: https://latinocf.org/norcal-wildfire-relief-fund/Nuestra Comunidad: https://nc707.org/ Corazon Healdsburg: https://www.corazonhealdsburg.org/
Little to no contact with loved ones. Lack of access to basic health care. Barriers to adequate legal counsel. Lockdowns that last up to 22 hours a day. These are just some of the reported abuses that jeopardize the fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters who have been taken from their… Continue reading Are Immigrants Being Abused in Our Own Backyard? This Jail Needs Real Transparency
It used to seem like Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda was everywhere. The multi-talented artist, musician and dancer volunteered for so many activities through the Los Rios Community College system that one could wonder if he had an identical twin. He helped host art exhibitions at the James Kaneko Gallery; he set up the digital printing equipment at… Continue reading Dreamer detained: As friends and colleagues wonder what will happen to Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, the Yuba County jail’s ICE contract comes under fire
After the strike began, all detainees refusing meals were moved to H pod, a separate branch of the facility that one Yuba County grand jury report called a “dungeon.” Read the whole story by The Sacramento Bee here.
At least 16 people detained by federal immigration authorities in the Yuba County jail have refused food for four days in the facility’s third hunger strike in 10 months. The immigration detainees, who are mixed in with other inmates at the Marysville jail, are demanding newer facilities, better medical attention, and follow-through on promises to… Continue reading Immigrant detainees begin hunger strike in Yuba County jail for improved conditions
At least 16 people detained by federal immigration authorities in the Yuba County jail have refused food for four days in the facility’s third hunger strike in 10 months. On Wednesday morning, activists from the Sacramento Immigration Coalition and other advocacy groups rallied outside the jail-courthouse complex in support of the strikers. They spoke in… Continue reading Immigrant detainees begin hunger strike in Yuba County jail for improved conditions