Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is linked to human trafficking of human lives at Santa Rita Jail – it’s a business. You have tons of detainees housed at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA based on violations that have taken place from arresting agencies....meaning you will sit in custody for months or years while Alameda County makes money off of you.
Letter to alameda county public defenders from prisoner at santa rita jail
All these are violations and due process rights violations that most people of color are dealing with. Alameda County Public Defenders refuse to address these factors. That’s why we have hundreds of African-American detainees that’s been sitting in custody for a long period of time. Because we’ve already been failed badly by Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.
Letter to district attorney Nancy O’Malley from prisoner at santa rita jail
Ms. Nancy O’Malley you have over 2,000 inmates in custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA. You have a lot of detainees right now that suffer from these listed violations and most district attorneys are fully aware of that. Why haven’t those cases been resolved, dismissed, or fully tossed out?
invest in People, not systems
Being reduced to animal-like treatment is what is jeopardizing public safety, not promoting it. Our issues become exacerbated and once again, the expensive system fails at its job, causing more harm and pain than it does good.
evidence destroyed by law enforcement; other legal rights violated and legal procedures not followed
African-Americans are being targeted ...We are being human trafficked within this racial injustice system. We need the Governor of California to visit county jails like Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County. We need the law enforcement associations to re-train local law enforcement agencies’ investigation duties right now. We need Senators to address these issues now – do Black lives really matter?
“we need help in santa rita real bad, it’s getting out of control” voice message from inside Santa rita jail
We need help in Santa Rita, real bad, it's getting out of control, and we can't handle it no more. We just need help here. Please, somebody help us here at Santa Rita.
two prisoner letters detail racially biased and unjust legal process during pandemic
People of color and those that come from low poverty is being denied the Humphrey law. It will show, that’s why the inmate population is growing fast at Santa Rita Jail....it seems like nobody is being released. It’s 85% of African Americans that’s housed at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County – the new form of modern day slavery.
prisoner being retaliated against for filing grievances; calls for third-party surprise visits to jail
Sheriff Ahern and his deputies have a blatant disregard for taxpayers money. From sexual harassment to deputies giving each other massages on the taxpayers dime, and lots more in between, including being locked outside in the yard, and past dinner, and then having to beg for food. It's time for this jail to have a more serious audit than the current one. There needs to be an unbiased third-party...
prisoner describes consistent lack of masks, and is denied release despite high health risk and no violent past convictions
The inmate grievance response is “....Santa Rita can’t just let you out, you must be released through the courts.” So I asked my Public Defender regarding said issue, and she said the courts are not going to give me a 5-month-early release but she did state: Santa Rita Jail could give me an early release without a court order.
jail lying about conditions and covid-19 cases, dangerous medical neglect, abuse by deputies, disgusting sanitary conditions: “Every human life here is based on a dollar”
Every human life here is based on a dollar. It doesn't matter if you're spending money on this GTL network or buying these overpriced canteen items. People are being denied the full medical treatment they need. Please share this information with the news and anyone you can. The jail is providing false information to the media. The more people whose eyes are opened to conditions like this the...
prisoner describes harassment from deputies, denial of seizure medication, rotting food, feces in shower, mice and roaches, reckless exposure to covid
We just want help with COVID so we don't die. They're carelessly and recklessly exposing us to COVID .... It's life-threatening and it's not okay. It's like attempted murder. It's not okay. It's such a fraud to increase their budget when CA is so in debt right now.
prisoner statement for july 20 press conference
Inmates are people too, and we are innocent until proven guilty. Are inmates not citizens and taxpayers too? Do seven people have to die before you decide to do something about it? Do people have to loot stores before you decide to do your job? Do they want the same thing that happened in San Quentin to happen here? Will they wait for the numbers to get higher before taking action?
Prisoner explains: “they don’t abide by their own rules”
All jails have a written program that they're supposed to follow. But they don't abide by their own rules. There's signs posted on the wall with rules they're supposed to follow, like out of cell time, pod time, and recreation. But if they don't feel like letting us out, they don't let us out. This is their livelihood - this is their business.
prisoner speaks out about jail conditions including covid-19, grievances, retaliation, sanitation; advocates for more genuine rehabilitation
When you advertise the truth through grievances, attorneys, etc. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputies, sergeants, lieutenants use a tactic of retaliation towards you – telling inmates false information about you or other methods. This has been going on for decades at Santa Rita Jail.
former prisoner tests positive for covid-19 and suspects he contracted it from medical housing unit in jail; ACSO denies emergency housing after his release
I believe that I contracted COVID-19 while in the OPHU of Santa Rita Jail, as that is the only source where I had contact with individuals who had COVID-19, and that the sheriff failed to take the necessary steps to protect me from contracting COVID-19, failed to do the required testing, and failed to take action, well within the sheriff's power and control, to even refer me to emergency housing...
FEATURED TESTIMONY: DEPUTIES RETALIATE AGAINST PRISONERS for speaking out against ACSO budget proposal
At 8:52AM on Tuesday morning, during pod time, an individual was speaking to other prisoners about the Sheriff’s proposed budget increase and his opposition to it. ACSO Deputy Perry approached them and said, “Man, cut it out! Why y’all hating on my money?” The deputy then grabbed his nightstick and began swinging it around, instructing the whole pod to “lock the hell down” and telling everyone to...
prisoner speaks out against $106 million increase in annual funding for ACSO
"This lets you know how the Sheriff thinks about human lives. The Sheriff’s department really doesn’t care about inmates inside, they just care about themselves....Alameda County is funded pretty well. I don’t know where the money is going because it’s like a jungle in here."
Jail is “holding a lot of information back from the public”
"The coronavirus is spreading dramatically fast up in this jail facility. I can't believe that these people are submitting false information to the public. The people housed up in here know the truth of what's really going on, but we get retaliated against by the Sheriff."