Rolando, an indigenous man who survived a shooting and torture in Guatemala, was suffering blinding headaches when he arrived in the U.S. Some days, Rolando would bleed out of his eyes, ears and nose. Other days, he’d lie on the floor, dizzy or barely conscious. But every time the jailed Guatemalan asylum seeker sought help… Continue reading This asylum seeker was shot in the head. Ice jailed him and gave him ibuprofen
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
On July 3, Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) and allies, including the Sacramento Immigration Coalition, held a press conference to lift the voices of immigrants in detention at Yuba County Jail who are on a hunger strike. Participants read two letters from people detained there about the awful conditions and why a hunger strike… Continue reading Supporting Hunger Strikers at Yuba County Jail
On June 22, Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform (CIDR) and allies, including former WWII Japanese American concentration camp incarcerees, Florin & Sacramento JACL, Amnesty International SAC and the Sacramento Immigration Coalition, spoke up against detention of immigrants. We read a letter from a detainee and heard from a detainee's family. Attendees wrote notes to immigrants who are… Continue reading June 22: Not One More Detention. Not One More Deportation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Saturday, June 22, 2019 CONTACT: Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, 916-441-6269, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rhonda Rios Kravitz, email@example.com, 916-712-7169. SATURDAY: After Trump Call for More Deportations, Immigrant Detention Reform Group Holds News Briefing at Yuba County Jail Loved ones of immigrants detained at Yuba County Jail are among the speakers (MARYSVILLE, CA) – In response to… Continue reading After Trump Call for More Deportations, Immigrant Detention Reform Group Holds News Briefing at Yuba County Jail
Read the Yuba County sheriff's, a Yuba County jailer and the Yuba County supervisors' response to the plaintiff's motion here.
Find documents on the proposed supplemental civil class action complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief (Americans with Disabilities Act) here and here.