On today’s show, we’re in conversation with S.F. Public Defender, Mano Raju to talk about how overdue misdemeanor cases are keeping people in pre-trial detention despite San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announcing that her office will only seek cash bail in limited misdemeanor cases because it unfairly penalizes those with less financial means and disproportionately affects defendants of color.
Read the 48Hills article to learn more about the issue
We will also talk with Emily Harris from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights about a new report highlighting risks that incarcerated people in California state prisons face as climate change related hazards such as wildfires, floods, and extreme temperatures, accelerate.
Check out Ella Baker Center for Human Rights website: ellabakercenter.org
To learn more about the report visit https://ellabakercenter.org/reports/hiddenhazards/
This week’s Resistance in Residence Artist is conductor, composer, arranger, and music educator, Kaitlin Bove, who works as the Director of Bands at Diablo Valley College.
Check out Kaitlin Bove’s website: https://kaitlinbove.com/
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