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Read the "What's Up With Our Jails?" Report

Available in English and Spanish

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U.S. Department of Justice Report of Santa Rita Jail

Letter Written by ICJJ Members Richard Speiglman, Myrna Schwartz, and Bob Britton

The Most Dangerous Place in Alameda County.  A "barbaric" litany of horrors from Santa Rita,

"the best big jail in the nation."

by Scott Morris

May 7, 2019

Santa Rita Jail prisoners stage hunger strike and work stoppage to protest filthy conditions, price gouging and abuse

by Yolanda Huang & Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
October 30, 2019

Federal Class Action Over Alameda County Jail Conditions

for Persons with Mental Illness

by Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
April 22, 2020

Guest Commentary: Another Suicide at Santa Rita Jail Sparks Cry for Sheriff Oversight in Alameda County

by ICJJ Member

Bob Britton
April 21, 2021

op-eds: Improve conditions in jail, expand treatment
in community

by ICJJ Members 
Micky Duxbury, Myrna Schwartz, and Richard Speiglman
September 28, 2021

Unrecognized and Underutilized potential: The Behavioral court of Alameda county

by Sawan Garde, intern for Urban Strategies Council
January, 2022

58 people have died at Santa Rita Jail since 2014; interfaith group demands change

by Lisa Fernandez, KTVU Channel 2
May 24, 2022

Clergy and Community protest deaths in the Jail

May 24, 2022

Interfaith group demands change to stem deaths at Santa Rita Jail

by Sunni Khalid, KALW
May 25, 2022

hold sheriff accountable for deaths in his jail

by Bob Britton, East Bay Times
May 26, 2022

Sheriff's office needs independent Oversight

by Bob Britton
September 29, 2022

AG Should Investigate Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Hires

by  Rev. George C.L. Cummings and Bob Britton
October 14, 2022

Community and Civil Rights Groups Hold Vigil and Rally Over Recent Deaths at Santa Rita Jail

by  Attila Pelit
April 2, 2023

Protesters decry deaths at Santa Rita Jail; sheriff counters with gradual but impactful change

by  Lisa Fernandez
April 1, 2023

Marchers protest inmate deaths at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin

by  John Ramos
April 1, 2023


Dozens gather for vigil and rally at Santa Rita Jail

by  Jeanita Lymon
April 3, 2023

April 1, 2023 Vigil on KPFA Evening News (interview begins at about 17:21)

April 1, 2023

Care First Community Coalition Protests at Santa Rita Jail

April 6, 2023

Is Alameda county's new sheriff fulfilling campaign promise of "transforma-tional change?"

September 14, 2023

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