Last month, I attended a protest outside a Nestlé water-bottling facility in South Los Angeles and spoke to a woman in an orangutan mask who objects to the world's largest food and beverage company profiting from the out-of-state sale of drought-stricken California's water. You can read my account here.
this week, California's state senate approved a bill that would
strictly limit the use of solitary confinement at juvenile detention
facilities. When I asked the Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation to comment on the legislation, I was told that there is
no such thing as "solitary confinement" in California, the people who
say they experienced it apparently mistaken (the state says the presence
of a television, or the ability to take correspondence courses, means
one is not truly in isolation). Read my report here.