Dozens of people held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Yuba County Jail, north of Sacramento, say they are trying to pressure ICE and jail officials to take steps to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak. Read the whole KQED story here.
One of those who will be at the car protest Tuesday is Rhonda Rios Kravitz from Campaign for Immigrant Detention Reform, who, in a letter to Anderson, Jail Captain Allan Garza and ICE assistant director David Jennings late Friday, criticized the request. Read the whole Davis Vanguard article here.
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A frequent critic of the Yuba County Jail, Rhonda Rios Kravitz, Dean Emerita, Sacramento City College and the Sacramento Immigration Coalition and Coalition for Immigrant Detention Reform, said: “It is not a matter of if, but when, coronavirus shows up in our courts, jails, detention centers, prisons, and other places where criminal and immigration systems… Continue reading Federal Lawsuit Asks Court to Immediately Release COVID-19 Vulnerable ICE Detainees in Yuba County Jail
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.