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California Coalition for Women Prisoners celebrates 25+ years
Twenty-five years uplifting and working alongside criminalized and incarcerated women is celebrated by CCWP.
Suicide crisis in California women’s prison: Advocates demand justice for Erika...
Erika Rocha was 35 years old and one day away from her Youth Parole Hearing on April 15, 2016, when she committed suicide at the California Institution for Women (CIW) in Corona. Since her death, the suicide crisis at CIW has only worsened. On June 1, yet another young woman of color died at CIW. Her name is Shaylene Graves and she was 27 years old and six weeks away from returning home to her loving son, family and friends.