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8-31-2005, Another Young Man Dies In CYA's Brutal Youth Prison CHAD
by BnB
Thursday Sep 1st, 2005 11:07 PM
A third young man died at the California Youth Authorit's brutal Chaderjian facility last night. Joseph Daniel Maldonado, 18, of Sacramento, hanged himself at 6:30 PM last night. In the last year two other young men died at Chad - one death is still unsolved, the other was the result of poisoning.

September 5, 2005 marks the one-year anniversary of the still unsolved death of Dyron Brewer in the California Youth Authority’s brutal Chad youth prison. Join Books Not Bars and allies from throughout the state to commemorate Dyron’s death.

Stand with us and say: NO MORE LOST LIVES - CLOSE CYA PRISONS. California can do better for our kids.

MONDAY, SEMPTEMBER 5
12-3pm
STOCKTON, CA
PLEASE WEAR ALL WHITE


LOCATION AND RIDE INFO

Meeting location in Stockton at 12pm: Transworld Drive and Quantas Lane, Stockton

Meeting location to get a ride from Oakland at 9am (sharp!): 344 4Oth Street, Oakland

Meeting location to get a ride from Fresno at 9am (sharp!): 4500 West Shaw, Fresno (Costco parking lot)

YOU MUST RSVP TO GET A RIDE FROM OAKLAND OR FRESNO. Please RSVP with David by email or phone: 510-435-5843 x243.

Forwarded from Laura Talkington:

From: laura at caswellbell.com
Subject: It Breaks My Heart to Report This "Yesterday, 8-31-2005, Another Young Man Dies In CYA's Brutal Youth Prison CHAD"
Date: September 1, 2005 5:32:16 PM PDT

YET ANOTHER YOUNG MAN DIES IN CYA'S
NOTORIOUS CHAD PRISON

THIRD IN EIGHTEEN MONTHS AT INFAMOUS FACILITY

ADVOCATES CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF STATE'S MOST BRUTAL
YOUTH LOCKUP

A third young man died at the California Youth Authorit's brutal Chaderjian facility last night. Joseph Daniel Maldonado, 18, of Sacramento, hanged himself at 6:30 PM last night. In the last year two other young men died at Chad - one death is still unsolved, the other was the result of poisoning.
Books Not Bars, the statewide grassroots campaign to shutter the CYA's prison, called for an immediate closure of the state's most brutal kid prison.
"This young man's death was a tragic, and tragically foreseeable, consequence of the CYA's stubborn insistence on keeping young people locked up in a doomed and brutal prison," said Lenore Anderson, Director of Books Not Bars. "There is a statewide consensus that Chad is the most dangerous of the CYA's abysmally violent prisons, and the Governor must shut it down immediately."
Maldonado was sentenced to CYA in March 2004 and was transferred to Chad in April 2005. His family is not available for comment at this time.



FOR IMMEDIATE COMMENT CALL BOOKS NOT BARS DIRECTOR LENORE ANDERSON AT 510.593.7667

TELEVISION APPEARANCES POSSIBLE AT 5PM IN SACRAMENTO, 7PM IN THE BAY AREA

Belinda Griswold
Media Director
Books Not Bars
344 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
510.428.3939 x. 233
c. 415.902.2397
http://www.booksnotbars.org

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it breaks my heartshiane whitfieldMonday Oct 24th, 2005 5:30 PM
Another Death in the "Chad" Youth PrisonLenore Anderson, BNB (9/2)Friday Sep 2nd, 2005 5:48 PM

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