Jails/Criminal Justice

Jails/Criminal Justice

July 11, 2022

Disability Rights California submits letter to the LA County Board of Supervisors

DRC strongly supports Supervisors Mitchell and Solis’s Motion to Promote Accountability and Community Safety through Checks and Balances of the Los Angeles County Sheriff.

Letter to the LA County Board of Supervisors

 

January 4, 2022

DRC Submits Letter to LA County District Attorney Urging dismissal of all charges with prejudice against Isaias Cervantes

As people with disabilities, family members of the disabled, disability justice organizations, advocates and allies, we write to stand with Isaias Cervantes, and to express our dismay at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s unconscionable decision to file criminal charges against him.

Letter to the County of Los Angeles

 

May 20, 2020

Investigation and Accountability for Deaths in California Private Immigration Detention Facilities

We need an investigation into what took place by an independent agency.

Letter to Attorney General (pdf)

 

March 19, 2020

Recommendations for COVID-19 Safety Precautions in Local Detention Facilities

We urge you to adopt immediately the following measures to protect the health and well-being of our loved ones who are incarcerated or work inside county adult and juvenile detention facilities.

Safety Precautions in Local Detention Facilities (pdf)

 

April 10, 2020

Recommendations for Urgent Action to Protect System-Involved Youth & Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We urge you to adopt the following measures to protect some of the most vulnerable in our state—our court-involved and incarcerated youth as well as low-income youth of color who are at a higher risk of becoming unnecessarily involved in the juvenile justice system during this crisis.

Protect System - Involved Youth (pdf)