This report compiles some 64 sworn statements from inmates, former inmates and civilian eyewitnesses taken since 2009, describing attacks in which deputies targeted inmates’ heads.
California’s prison system has become a revolving door. Evidence-based alternatives to incarceration will reduce recidivism rates.
Indiscriminate cell phone searches threaten students’ privacy rights in ways that have never before been possible. Sweeping searches threaten to expose a tremendous amount of private, personal information, and to teach our youth that such invasions of privacy are routine parts of civic life.
To be an inmate in the Los Angeles County jails is to fear deputy attacks. In the past year, deputies have assaulted scores of non-resisting inmates, according to reports from jail chaplains, civilians, and inmates.
California prisons face conditions so extreme that the U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in, ordering the state to take immediate steps to significantly reduce our prison population to comply with Constitutional standards.