Feb 20th 2012: National Occupy in Support of Prisoners Day!

Prison Watch Network / International is a proud endorser of the National Occupy in Support of Prisoners Day on Feb 20th. Here are a few actions happening on that day in California:

Important information for the demonstration at San Quentin on February 20th, 2012.

From: Occupy4Prisoners.org:

The demonstration will be from 12noon to 3:00pm at the East Gate.

Sign up for a ride or to volunteer for carpool. We strongly encourage you to go to a meet-up for a ride or to carpool.

Oakland: meet-up at Oscar Grant Plaza/ 14th and Broadway – 10am
San Francisco: meet-up is at 1540 Market @ Van Ness – 10am

Directions and parking information PLEASE READ, especially if you are going to the prison without going to a meet-up first. There will be NO PARKING on the road leading up to the prison or in the prison parking lot. You will need to park about a mile away and either walk or wait for the shuttle to bring you closer to the prison.

Public transportation options

Occupy San Quentin will feature reading of statements by people in prisons, art, music and bringing together our movements. This demonstration is in solidarity with those behind prison walls, their loved ones, and formerly incarcerated people. These communities ask that the spirit of solidarity create a safe space for all on February 20th.

Fresno, CA
Rally to Stop Jail Expansion:
LET’S TELL FRESNO COUNTY “NO” TO MORE JAIL BEDS

We need more…

– Community-based rehabilitation

– Expand new and existing community-based treatment programs

– Mental Health Services

– Use of Alternatives to Incarceration by reducing pre-trial inmates through o.r.

– Implement Restorative Justice

MONDAY – FEB 20, Beginning: 11:00 A.M.
IN FRONT OF THE FRESNO COUNTY JAIL:
M Street & Fresno Street

JOIN: CALIFORNIA PRISON MORATORIUM PROJECT, CALIFORNIANS UNITED FOR RESPONSIBLE BUDGET (c.u.r.b.) NNIA, and MANY MORE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Los Angeles, CA
Join California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement – CFASC
at 3:00pm on Monday, February 20th as we unite with others across the nation for a National Day of Occupation in Support of Prisoners
We are gathering in front of LA’s own House of Torture:
The Los Angeles County Jail
441 Bauchet Street
(corner of Vines and Bauchet)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We are their voices!!

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