The Prison Industrial Complex

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Surviving Injustice

Douglas “Chief” Stankewitz, the Monache man from Big Sandy Rancheria (Fresno County), has never wavered in his fight for freedom. Sentenced to death in October 1978, Stankewitz has lived through five [...] Continue Reading

Day of Remembrance

It was an historically ironic location for the Japanese American Citizens League’s annual Day of Remembrance—the Fresno Fairgrounds, where thousands of American citizens were held for months living in [...] Continue Reading

Día del Recuerdo

Fue un lugar históricamente irónico para el “Día del Recuerdo” anual de la Liga de Ciudadanos Americano-Japoneses: el recinto de la feria de Fresno, donde miles de ciudadanos estadounidenses de origen [...] Continue Reading

Barbed Wire Baseball  

                      It is a date that will live in infamy—Feb. 19, 1942. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. It disrupted the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese [...] Continue Reading

San Quentin Plantation Paradigm

BY DONALD RAY YOUNG Using the Norwegian model as a template, San Quentin State Prison wants to be the model gulag for California, the nation and beyond. This comes with a sticker price of $380 [...] Continue Reading