Kenneth Fisher

Chart that shows that most people in die in jail die in the first month of incarceration.

Kenneth Fisher is a person with multiple disabilities. He has been subject to extreme medical negligence. He would like people to know his full story, which can be found here. Send letters of support to: Kenneth Fisher #13850-010 Oakdale FCI 2 P.O. Box 5010 Oakdale, LA 71463-5010

Kourtnee Russo

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Kourtnee Russo (22 years) was arrested for “harassment of a public servant in Brazoria County, Texas, while having a psychotic episode. The police officer did not de-escalate the situation, and Kourtnee was arrested for spitting on a police officer.  She was placed on three 3-months probation, but was not given mental health support.  She then […]

The Problem With How Courts Decide Whether Someone Can Be Executed

“The criminal justice system is unequipped to grapple with the complexity of mental illness.“ In this Slate.com reporting by Maria Armstrong-Lopez, I learned that the 2007 Supreme Court case Panetti v. Quarterman set the standard for when the government can execute someone with severe mental illness. I also learned that, fifteen years later, the state of Texas governor Greg […]

Camran Mohammed

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Camran Mohammed is a poor, Asian American gay man with psychiatric disabilities currently incarcerated at Theo Lacy in Orange County, California. The state is trying force him to use medication that Camran believes has detrimental impacts on his health. People with psychiatric disabilities deserve to have their personal autonomy respected. Please attend his court hearing […]

Benjamin Cole

With Execution Looming, Judge Denies Competency Hearing for Oklahoma Death-Row Prisoner Death Penalty Info. Center: “Cole’s defense team issued a statement from assistant federal defender Tom Hird in response to the ruling, saying, “Benjamin Cole is incapacitated by his mental illness to the point of being essentially non-functional. His own attorneys have not been able […]

Call to Action: Sal Prasad

Bay Area Reporter: “Several faith-based and human rights organizations have issued a call to action on behalf of Salesh “Sal” Prasad, an LGBTQ community member who’s in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and faces deportation to Fiji. Prasad, 51, is a beloved nephew, uncle, brother, and artist from Modesto, California, the organizations stated in the […]