top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Wed Aug 24 2016 (Updated 08/25/16)
Women Win Santa Rita Jail Changes After Civil Disobedience Arrests
Wed Aug 24 2016 (Updated 08/25/16)
Filthy & Dehumanizing Santa Rita Jail to Improve Treatment of Women In Custody
Plaintiffs Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Allyssa Eisenberg, and Tova Fry were taken to Santa Rita Jail after being arrested for civil disobedience at the Harris State Building in downtown Oakland on February 13, 2014. The four were part of a larger group demanding that State Attorney General Kamala Harris prosecute killer cops across the state, particularly Miguel Masso, the OPD officer who killed young Alan Blueford on May 6, 2012. Harris has yet to prosecute a single killer cop in the state.

Incarcerated following arrest, the Four were taken into a hallway and told to strip to their bras. Outraged at this, the Four protested, and one was forced to walk around in that state in front of male guards and prisoners. Two of them were then locked in isolation cells, and denied access to a toilet for hours.

The Four were then held with other women, including in filthy jail cells. Toilets were overflowing. There were no menstrual pads for women who needed them. There were no garbage containers so used menstrual pads sat on top of left over food. All the women in those cells are “presumed innocent”. The Four and their attorney Yolanda Huang filed this civil rights complaint in order to be a voice for other women and demand they be treated with respect and human dignity.

Read More

Related Feature: Ten Arrested During Protest at California Attorney General Kamala Harris' Oakland Office (2014)
02/23/17 Shortly After Shutdowns of College Speaking Events, Milo Shunned by His Own People Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | Central Valley | East Bay | U.S. | Immigrant Rights02/17/17 Santa Cruz DA Won't File Charges Against Police Officer Who Killed Man Holding Garden Rake Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/16/17 Nationwide Ramp-Up of Highly Militarized ICE Raids Includes California's Central Coast Front Page | Police State and Prisons | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S. | International | Americas | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Civil Rights Groups Condemn New York City's Fordham University Ban on SJP Front Page | Education & Student Activism | U.S. | Palestine02/14/17 Safe Drinking Water Exemptions Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/13/17 Eight Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protested Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Peninsula | U.S.02/13/17 Dam Maintenance Neglected as Governor Brown Promotes Delta Tunnels Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections02/09/17 International Women's General Strike on March 8: Walk Out, March and Demonstrate Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | U.S. | International02/09/17 Public Bank of Oakland Aims to Serve the People, Use Bank’s Profits for Common Good Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | Government & Elections02/08/17 Mayor and City Administrator Bulldoze Homes & Village of Services for Oakland’s Homeless Residents Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections
Related Categories: East Bay | Police State and Prisons | Womyn | Front Page
Pack the Courthouse for Yuvette Henderson APTP Sunday Feb 19th 2:44 PM
Proposed budget cuts threaten millions of HUD subsidized low-income renters Lynda Carson (2 comments) Saturday Feb 18th 7:14 PM
Ungovernables vs Milo Caitlin Manning Thursday Feb 9th 12:44 PM
GOP leader threatens Berkeley protesters for protesting at Cal Berkeley Lynda Carson (3 comments) Wednesday Feb 8th 9:45 PM
A Public Bank for Oakland Emily Wheeler Wednesday Feb 8th 9:40 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? Lynda Carson (1 comment) Saturday Jan 14th 8:19 PM
Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Thursday Jan 5th 8:22 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election Lynda Carson (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism Labor Video Project (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Death Squads R US...Flynn 2012 DIA Intel...2-14-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 14th 3:25 PM
US of A holes DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 7th 12:47 PM
Milo Yiannopoulos event canceled after violence erupts UC Berkeley Public Affairs Thursday Feb 2nd 8:13 AM
US Kills Dream King...1-31-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 31st 12:58 PM
Freedom Killers R US...1-24-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Jan 24th 2:47 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]