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Frank Alvarado, Fourth Person Killed by SPD, Spoke in Santa Cruz Against Prison Expansion
Alex Darocy
Frank Alvarado was killed by Salinas Police on July 10, and very little information has been released by authorities about the circumstances of his death. On May 14, 2014, Frank spoke about prison reform in Santa Cruz at a rally where community members voiced their opposition to the Governor's May revise budget, which called for an increase in spending for jail and prison expansion. Frank spoke strongly about the importance of budgeting state money for social programs instead of prison expansion, and he shared his personal experience of incarceration, describing his release from prison in July of 2013. [Video: Frank Alvarado speaking in Santa Cruz on May 14]

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