After public reports of distressing conditions and several deaths in detention facilities surfaced with little to no transparency, the California Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 103 (AB 103) in June 2017. Under AB 103’s 10-year mandate, the California Department of Justice is charged with reviewing and reporting back to the Legislature, the Governor, and the public… Continue reading The California Department of Justice’s Review of Immigration Detention in California – Feb. 2019
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.