Warning shot fired as the California-Hawaii NAACP monitors the CRC’s redrawing of maps to ensure that Black-led coalition legislative districts and voters are not disempowered or disenfranchised.
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.
The disconnect from our own humanity allows the fingers of dehumanization, abuse and terror to snake through the depths of our prisons where fellow human beings are methodically stripped to the bone of any evidence of human reveal.