Pandemic in ICE Detention: Jonny and Eduardo, Yuba County Jail

Advocates are calling the COVID-19 outbreak at the Yuba County Jail in Marysville, CA a “humanitarian catastrophe.” As of December 28, 2020, 86 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county jail, including five people in ICE custody and 15 staff. Our reporter Lucy Kang spoke to two men incarcerated in the ICE detention … Continued

Pandemic in Prison: Elsie Lee, San Quentin

Earlier this summer, San Quentin State Prison was the site of one of the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks. Elsie Lee is a co-founder of Sistas’ with Voices, an advocacy group formed to speak against inhumane conditions in California prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her husband, Wilbert Lee is currently incarcerated in San Quentin. Elsie spoke … Continued

Pandemic in Prison: What it’s like inside California’s prisons and ICE detention facilities as told by people incarcerated and family members

As COVID-19 surged inside California’s prisons, jails and ICE detention facilities, we hear from people incarcerated inside and their family members. Michelle Hoyt’s partner Lyle Crook, 54, is incarcerated at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, CA. She’s been regularly communicating with him and others inside throughout the outbreak. In mid-December, Lyle contracted COVID-19. … Continued

Bay Area Cooling Centers for Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2020

Bay Area counties have set up locations as cooling centers and for wildfire smoke relief. Information and hours subject to change, and COVID precautions are required. Check local city offices for updated information. Last updated: Monday Sep 28, 12:30pm. For questions or updates, email Corinne Smith [email protected]  Alameda County Current List of Open Cooling Centers … Continued

“Sean died for a bigger cause”: Remembering Sean Monterrosa

Interview with Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa ThisIsLucyKang · “Sean died for a bigger cause”: Remembering Sean Monterrosa   Twenty-two year-old San Francisco resident Sean Monterrosa was unarmed and kneeling with his hands raised when Vallejo Police Officer Jarrett Tonn fatally shot him through the windshield of a moving police vehicle in a Walgreens parking lot … Continued