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.
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