‘Jail separates people from work and family, jeopardizes stable housing, and subjects them to violence, especially in inhumane environments like Rikers. Incarceration must be the option of last resort, used only when it is essential for public safety.’
El informe detalla cómo el 16 de febrero de 2020, una mujer embarazada bajo custodia de la patrulla fronteriza (CBP por sus siglas en inglés) dio a luz poco después de llegar a la estación de Chula Vista en San Ysidro, California.
The City Council passed legislation in May to raise the CityFHEPS rate to Section 8 levels, but the measure would not take effect for at least six months unless the city agreed to take action sooner.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have limited the intimacy of prison and reentry arts programs, many found ways to continue to teach, appreciate and showcase the work of incarcerated artists even during the crisis, by transitioning to virtual and solo lessons.