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Pill Call

There are multiple schools of thought about what sort of healthcare California prisoners should receive. Some folks blurt out that convicts deserve little if any help in the way of medical services. [...] Continue Reading


By Boston Woodard When people work at the same job for many years, live in the same locale, shop at the same stores, attend the same schools and churches, become friends and associates with those [...] Continue Reading

Exposing Prison

There is no shortage of matters of importance that need to be brought to the attention of the public from inside California’s prison system. Its difficult to prioritize what is more important to write [...] Continue Reading

The Malevolent Content: CDC-128-A

You would think methods for disciplining a prisoner for violating a rule would be straightforward, adequate and, most important, fair and honest. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Rules [...] Continue Reading

Punishment by Cold

Just because someone has been in the prison system for an exorbitant amount of time does not mean he or she has "seen it all." The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) [...] Continue Reading

Grown Men Don’t Cry, Do They?

By: Maria Telesco Grown men don't cry, especially in prison, where it might be interpreted as a sign of weakness. At least that's what some say. People also say that prisoners who commit violent [...] Continue Reading

Autocratic Dregs (Abusing Power)

By: Boston Woodard (Editor's note: This is the first article Boston Woodard has sent to the Community Alliance since he was put into solitary confinement in Solano State Prison in July 2009. Since [...] Continue Reading