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Rally to Support Prisoner Releases
Date Friday December 19
Time 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location Details
US District Court for Northern California 450 Golden Gate Avenue between Larkin and Polk
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorShawna
This week marks the final week of hearings for the historic 3 judge panel on prison overcrowding in California state prisons. Throughout the trial, the torturous conditions California prisoners live under and the lack of real action on the part of the State to change conditions have been exposed.

In this final week of the hearing, the judges are hearing about possible ways to reduce the number of prisoners, including possible early prisoner releases. For the most recent coverage of the hearings, see the following NY Times article Judges to Decide Whether Crowded California Prisons Are Unconstitutional

We had an amazing rally on the first day of the trial on November 18th, with roughly 50 former prisoners, loved ones of prisoners, and our supporters demanding prisoner release and an end to the inhumane treatment of people inside.

We want to make sure our voices and demands are heard again as the trial is winding up and continue to draw attention to the truly cruel and unusual conditions our loved ones are living under because of out of control overcrowding inside. People who are able to can go up to the courtroom after the rally to sit in on the hearings on the 19th Floor in the Ceremonial Courtroom.

Please join us in demanding that they release eligible lifers, low-risk aging prisoners, domestic violence survivors, and medically incapacitated prisoners NOW!

For more information contact California Coalition for Women Prisoners at 415-255-7036 x4 or info@womenprisoners.org
Added to the calendar on Thursday Dec 18th, 2008 2:46 PM

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