Posts Tagged as "mass incarceration"

Merced County jail conditions exact a heavy price on local families

September 26, 2016 / By
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Castillo is one of several community members participating in solidarity with loved ones behind bars. Her husband, Richard Castillo, is currently being held at Merced County Jail while he fights charges of evasion. He’s been there since early 2013 and is facing life, partially due to gang enhancements which can add years and even decades to a sentence.

Second Chances are the key to stopping Mass Incarceration.

July 30, 2016 / By
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My uncle was incarcerated at the age of 14 and he has never come back home. A crime landed him in the prison system right after he was released from Y.A. This is the reality of so many young people, and we are not doing enough to change this.

Civic Leaders Discuss Mass Incarceration In Valley

April 7, 2015 / By
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FRESNO– Community leaders, residents and state officials met Thursday night in West Fresno at Westside Church of God to talk about Proposition 47 and the flaws in the criminal justice system in Fresno County and across California.

15 and Tackling Mass Incarceration

April 7, 2015 / By
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Before I was even born, someone decided that my life did not matter. As it turns out, [California’s] infamous three strikes law actually originated in Fresno after some very serious crimes occurred in the area. But after it passed, people of color were mostly targeted. This is not fair, because Black lives do matter.