Oakland’s largest unhoused community faces Caltrans eviction

    A San Francisco federal judge will evaluate the temporary restraining order that stopped Caltrans from clearing the Wood Street encampment in West Oakland – deciding the fate of the city’s largest largest unhoused community. KPFA’s Ellie Prickett-Morgan has this story. Ahead of tomorrow’s hearing, residents have drafted an open letter from the Wood Street … Continued

Whose Point Reyes?: A Battle For the Future of Public Lands

A herd of Tule Elk. Credit: Lee Eastman/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters. Reported and produced by Sam Anderson. Edited by Lucy Kang. Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California is one of the most iconic national parks in the region, known for rugged sweeping beaches, lush pastures, and wild animals like the famous Tule … Continued

“My dreams were ripped apart by ICE”: Caught in the “double punishment” of ICE transfers

    California has a complicated relationship to immigration policy. In theory, this is a sanctuary state. The law blocks most collaboration between local law enforcement and immigration agents. But in the first five months of 2020, California has transferred nearly 600 people from its jails and prisons to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This … Continued

COVID-19 Behind Bars: Stories of the Pandemic

… As part of KPFA’s on-going coverage of COVID-19 outbreaks in California prisons and ICE detention centers, we bring you this series featuring the words of incarcerated and detained people and their loved ones. Click on a link below to read and hear more:   What happens when you get COVID-19 inside Santa Rita Jail… … Continued

“No human being should have to live that way”: COVID-19 inside Central California Women’s Facility

This series is part of KPFA’s coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in California state prisons. On this episode, we hear from the mother of someone incarcerated inside Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF). KPFA spoke with a woman who only wanted to be identified as “Lisa” about her daughter who recently tested positive for COVID-19 while … Continued