Sunday, August 7, 2016

Truthdiggers of the Week: Activists Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry (from @Truthdig)

Truthdiggers of the Week: Activists Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry (from @Truthdig): By pressing a civil rights action after they were arrested, four women improved conditions for inmates at California’s Alameda County Jail.
- 2016/08/06

1 comment:

Tim Nolan said...

The struggle for dignity and respect is alive in women’s prisons.

On Monday, Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry won a $130,000 settlement from California’s Alameda County and the adoption of new, human rights-centered policies at the jail where they were held.

The four were arrested in 2014 during a protest in Oakland, Calif., in which demonstrators demanded that state Attorney General Kamala Harris prosecute police officers who kill civilians. They were charged with misdemeanor trespassing.