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Title: Chowchilla Freedom Rally
START DATE: Saturday January 26
TIME: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location Details:
CARAVANS AVAILABLE AND LEAVING FROM:
MacArthur BART in Oakland at 10:30AM
Chuco’s Justice Center in Inglewood at 8:30AM.
Event Type: Protest
Contact NameChowchilla Rally
Email Addresschowchilla.rally [at] gmail.com
Phone Number
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Join our statewide mobilization to Chowchilla to protest the unconstitutional overcrowding in California’s women prisons and show our support for our loved ones inside who are struggling to survive as the conditions worsen. As a result of the conversion of Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW), one of the remaining women’s prisons has now reached 179% capacity. A woman recently transferred to CCWF informed us that they were given clothes and bedding that “you wouldn’t want even your dog sleeping on.” Another person confirmed, “Everything we rely on to survive, including medical and legal, is highly impacted by overcrowding. Overcrowding is the issue. It causes everything else to come crashing down like dominoes.”

We need your help to show the U.S. Supreme Court, the government, and prison officials that not only are we witnessing this discrimination and abuse but we will not be silent! Join us in demanding an end to overcrowding! Our loved one’s deserve humane living conditions and their freedom! Bring them home!

CARAVANS AVAILABLE AND LEAVING FROM:

MacArthur BART in Oakland at 10:30AM

Chuco’s Justice Center in Inglewood at 8:30AM.

We will gather at 2PM at SE corner of Ave. 24 and Fairmead Blvd off Highway 99 in Chowchilla.

NEED A RIDE? HAVE A RIDE TO OFFER? Contact chowchilla.rally [at] gmail.com or 415-255-7036 x 314



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by Real World
Saturday Jan 26th, 2013 10:17 AM
I am opposed to the Death Penality, Life without parole, three strikes and other draconian law and order measures. I am also for legalization of all drugs though i do think some like meth and crack are very harmful and production and distribution of those substances should be surpressed without the current ''drug war''tactics .
But ''bring all the sisters home '' ? I don't think so . I agree that many are in because of economic neccessity or the above mentioned drug war or both ! They should be freed,
But let's be real. Some are genuinly a danger to society , any society.
For example recently a woman was given 25 to life for smothering her baby ''because he wouldn't stop crying '' ! Now in a just society that person would instead be confined to a humane , effective mental heath facility instead of a place like Chowchilla.If treatment had a real effect maybe released after a few years not life behind bars , But does anyone think such a awful crime should have no consequences ?
The Left will continue to have only limited impact on the working class as long as we take a stance that all prisoners are Political prisoners . They aren't .
by Konsider
Saturday Jan 26th, 2013 8:33 PM
Under the Obama administration not one Wall St. executive has gone to jail for their participation in the bail out fraud under Bush. Not one! But we're supposed to "be realistic," and overlook the political nature of the fact that the individuals in Chowchilla are poor people, and instead keep to the prescribed script with acknowledgement that "[s]ome are genuinely a danger to society."