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
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
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
The family of Bertram Hiscock — a UC Berkeley alumus who died in Yuba County Jail in January 2017 — has reached a $1 million settlement in the lawsuit brought against Yuba and Sutter counties over Hiscock’s death. Read the whole Daily Californian story here.
MARYSVILLE (AP) — Yuba County is agreeing to improve mental health care at its county jail to settle a lawsuit alleging there were at least 41 suicide attempts in less than three years. Read the whole article here.
Family members of UC Berkeley alumnus Bertram Hiscock filed a lawsuit against Yuba County after Hiscock died by suicide in the county’s custody Jan. 29, 2017. Read the whole Daily Californian story here.
Despite his pleas that he needed to be taken to a hospital or given medication for his mental illness, Hiscock, 34, received only minimal treatment at the jail, even after a judge declared he was not mentally competent to stand trial and needed to be sent to a state mental institution, court records say. Read… Continue reading ‘I had a purple elephant in my throat.’ Berkeley literature grad dies alone in Yuba County jail
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Lawyers representing inmates at a California county jail have asked a federal judge to enforce a nearly 40-year-old court order, citing what they say are deteriorating conditions that have led to dozens of suicide attempts. Read the whole story here.