Mario Rodas, Sr. first found out there was a deadly virus spreading through the country while he was watching television at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Massachusetts.
For most of us, Governor Newsom's order to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic is a potentially life-saving inconvenience. For people who are unhoused, it could be deadly, especially when local officials are massively expanding shelters and forcing people into them.
Last week, a young man was released from the Los Angeles County Jails. But instead of returning home, he was transferred by the L.A. Sheriff’s Department to ICE custody.
The country and the world face a public health emergency in the new coronavirus causing COVID-19. The media is filled with concerns about how we will respond. Will we close schools? Cancel sporting events and other large gatherings? Work from home?
On Monday, March 2nd, I cast my vote for the first time. This milestone comes after 16 years since my deportation as a veteran of the United States.
California consistently fails to provide adequate reproductive health care for one of our most vulnerable populations: incarcerated people in jails. Communities of color, lower-income communities, and LGBTQ communities bear the brunt of this inadequate care, since they are the targets of mass incarc