It is clear that even though a person may have served their time in prison, release from prison to a halfway house does not provide freedom. One might be “allowed” to work, but may not be allowed the tools, or Constitutional Rights, necessary for the work allowed. The penal system prevails in unrelenting oppressor control and punishment against captive people, our Black and Brown community members.
Under contract with San Francisco, the historic Compton’s Cafeteria, now signed as 111 Taylor St. Apartments, has been operating as a private prison aka halfway house run by the multi-billion-dollar multinational corporation GEO Group, which like the ICE detention centers GEO runs, has been infested with COVID-19 due to deliberate indifference to the wellbeing of those under their thumb.
By every rights violation imaginable, the new editor of the SF Bay View, Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, is being retaliated against for doing his job to protect people from harm and possible death by COVID-19, as the GEO Group multi-billion-dollar private prison operator attempts to silence the messenger. A civil rights complaint was filed Monday by attorney Richard Tan suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons and GEO Group. Press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
When the system begins to crumble all sorts of unimaginable tactics are employed by the elite to stave off the inevitable. The capitalist patriarchy uses any and every weapon at their disposal to keep control of that which is wriggling out of its grasp. This is what change looks like.