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Sin Barras Speakout + March
Date Saturday April 06
Time 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at the Clocktower, Downtown Santa Cruz
Event Type Protest

Since August 2012, at least four people have died in Santa Cruz County Jail from lack of medical care: Christy Sanders, Rick Prichard, Brant Monnet, and Bradley Gordon Dreher.

In July 2012, the Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors voted to outsource county jail medical care to Monterey-based California Forensic Medical Group. CFMG provides services for 25 CA counties and has an extensive history of lawsuits against them related to inadequate care, inmate abuse, and neglect.

We demand that:
Santa Cruz County officials provide real healthcare within the county jail, eliminate pretrial detention, and reallocate jail funding to create drug treatment centers and welfare programs outside of SC County Jail.

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Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 25th, 2013 11:30 AM
§Speaker Confirmed: Penny from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
by speakout Sunday Mar 31st, 2013 6:17 PM
Penny from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity will be speaking on the inhumane conditions at Pelican Bay and the continued struggle to end solitary confinement in California.

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by G
Monday Mar 25th, 2013 6:15 PM
When prisoners are denied care, it is a clear violation of tested law.

Yet, even today, there are numerous plaintiffs seeking redress, for a chronic problem.

Perhaps this is an opportunity. An opportunity to pierce the veil of immunity, by holding accountable the specific government officials responsible for the outsourcing of grave responsibility.

It is time to end the knowing abuse of law by elected officials. It is time to end their knowing abuse of vagueness and loopholes. It is time to end the abuse.