Prisoners Rights

Prisoners Rights

ACLU: Authorities Must Develop COVID-19 Prevention and Management Plan for Local Jails, Prisons, Juvenile Hall Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Ed Sifuentes, ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, 619-501-3408, ACLU: Authorities Must Develop COVID-19 Prevention... Read More

California to Become First State to Stop Charging Copays in Jails and Prisons After Governor Signs New Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Press Contacts: Daisy Vieyra 916-824-3266 Ashley Chambers 510-417-6071  Sacramento, CA–California Governor Gavin Newsom... Read More


California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Abolishing Copays in Jails and Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra,, 916-824-3266 Ashley Chambers,, 510-417-6071 Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate... Read More

Prisoners Rights

California Assembly Approves Eliminating Co-Pays in Prisons and Jails

For Immediate Release May 23rd, 2019 Press Contact: Terence Long: 510-936-0344 Sacramento, CA - Today, California’s Assembly passed Assembly Bill 45, authored by... Read More

Prisoners Rights

Humane Conditions in Prisons Are a Constitutional Guarantee

The population in American prisons and jails has tripled in the past 15 years with the predictable consequence that facilities are overcrowded; medical systems are overwhelmed; work, education, and treatment programs... Read More