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  Vacaville-prison - escooling.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Some of the young christians who work in vacaville prison tell me that the christians there regard themselves.
Was asked by the prison board why was it that vacaville prison had fewer riots and less trouble than any other.
Vacaville prison 44750 60th street west,lancaster,ca 935367620 (661) 7292000.
www.escooling.com /Vacaville-prison   (378 words)

 (ATN) HIV Treatment in Prison: Vacaville Update
Prisons have a custodial mentality; "people can wait" is their attitude even when confronted with acute disease.
Those with advanced HIV dementia are generally warehoused in isolated cells known as "psychiatric management units." A violent prisoner affected by dementia is considered merely a disciplinary problem.
The nursing shortage restricts the size of Vacaville's acute care unit, meaning that severely ill inmates have to be sent at enormous expense to outside hospitals, interrupting the consistency of care.
www.aegis.com /pubs/atn/1992/ATN16108.html   (1828 words)

 Tucson Weekly: Depth Penalty (January 31 - February 6, 2002)
Prison Terms is a three-part exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography, exploring the meaning and experience of punishment everywhere from American prisons to a Japanese village traumatized by mercury poisoning.
Camhi spent 18 months as a visitor at California's Vacaville Prison to photograph its inmates and staff for his series "The Prison Experience." Camhi asked everyone he photographed the same question: "What do you want people to know about prison experience?" Excerpts from their replies appear beside the portraits.
Camhi photographed Vacaville Prison in 1987-88, and it is outrageous that such conditions still exist in prisons across the country.
www.tucsonweekly.com /tw/2002-01-31/review3.html   (1225 words)

 Vacaville on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Vacaville has grown tremendously in size as the central California area has boomed; its population grew almost fourfold between 1970 and 1990.
Genentech's Vacaville Facility Granted FDA Licensure; Allows company's breast cancer drug to be manufactured at new facility.
Muslim inmate Frank Moppins, 46, is in prison for murder at the California State Prison Solano in Vacaville, California.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/v/vacavill.asp   (662 words)

 HIV/AIDS in Prison Project Threatened: Interview with Judy Greenspan, Director
Prisoner fights in the security housing unit yard were set up by guards, gladiator fights where the guards could place bets on opposing gang members, and shoot them.
The number of prisoners is skyrocketing; women prisoners in California and around the country are the fastest growing population.
In California we have a prison population of 156,000; it is still the largest state prison population in the country, although Texas is catching up fast.
www.aids.org /atn/a-288-02.html   (2655 words)

 Mind Control: The Current Situation
According to prison officials at the time, the two may have died as a result of medical treatment, that treatment was the use of mind control or behavior modification drugs.
One of three inmates who died in Vacaville Prison in July of 1991 was scheduled to appear in court in an attempt to stop forced administration of a drug, the very drug that may have played a role in his death.
The former prisoner also testified, "An extreme experiment was so certain to result in death that in many instances the chamber was used for routine execution purposes rather than an experiment." A minimum 200 prisoners were known to have died in these experiments.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Shadowlands/6583/project061.html   (14001 words)

Maybe I deserved to be in prison, as I was growing over $3 million worth of pot, but to see the kids in there for minor drug crimes is a crime in itself.
Prisoners are marched outdoors and back in underwear in sub-freezing wind and rain.
Prisoners are not different from anyone else, except a little more broken than most.
www.prisonerlife.com /articles/articleID=18.cfm   (2550 words)

 Street Spirit: Justice News&Homeless Blues
Prison is dedicated to purposely dehumanizing inmates and banishing them from the land of the living.
He was also the youngest prisoner in San Quentin when he was locked up in the notorious California prison in 1986 when he was only 17.
Then, Stevens visited him at Vacaville prison and was amazed that Tramel had produced such quality work under such difficult conditions in the overcrowded prison.
www.thestreetspirit.org /June2006/prison.htm   (2814 words)

 No longer at crossroad, Father Kalamaja finds his calling in prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The priest had just taken over the prison chaplain's post from a Lutheran minister and was on his way to his office, when he detoured into the prison chapel.
While Father Kalamaja's style of prison ministry tends to be direct and honest, there is one thing he said he doesn't need to know because it is beside the point.
After 17 years of prison ministry Father Kalamaja is still feeling grateful to the church and the Jesuits for letting him do prison ministry, and to the prison administration for providing him with access to the inmates.
clarionherald.org /20030716/art005.htm   (993 words)

Vacaville prison has two layers of entrapment - an outer barrier with chain link fence, and the guard towers with the spotlights and machine guns, then the building itself, an elephantine edifice consisting of a central corridor with cell block after cell block extending indefinitely to the left and right.
Sara told me later that in many years of teaching prisoners to juggle, the person she had felt most threatened by was one of the guards at San Quentin.
Prison is a horrible inhuman place, and not a cure for anything.
www.juggling.org /~conway/juggler/vacaville.html   (1282 words)

 Welcome to California State Prison, Solano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The mission of California State Prison, Solano is to incarcerate, control, and care for male felons while providing the opportunity for meaningful work, training, education, and other programs.
When the prison opened in 1984, it was administered by the warden of the California Medical Facility.
In January 1992, the two prisons were separated administratively and a warden was assigned to each prison.
www.corr.ca.gov /InstitutionsDiv/INSTDIV/facilities/fac_prison_SOLANO.asp   (218 words)

 Los Angeles Times: The Graying of the Prisons
Instead, the old are treated like the young by the state's 33 prisons, their problems handled on a case-by-case basis that varies from lockup to lockup.
For prisoners, it means the old are mixed with gangbangers and other young, still-violent felons, who show aged cellmates little patience or respect.
The graying of the prisons is in part a reflection of the aging population at large.
www.ebonyshowcase.org /garyreeves/graypris.htm   (3160 words)

 Vacaville Prison Offers Look At Overcrowding Problem - News Story - KCRA Sacramento   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
As a result of the governor's move, hundreds of prison inmates may be transferred out of state within a month to ease crowding problems.
At the Vacaville prison, as many as 225 inmates sleep stacked in triple bunk beds in what was once a gymnasium.
Because the prison's gyms are used for housing, inmates must go outside to exercise in all kinds of weather.
www.kcra.com /news/10015721/detail.html   (557 words)

 California struggling with growing numbers of elderly prisoners
VACAVILLE – Tougher sentences are causing an unusual problem in state prisons – a steep and costly rise in elderly inmates.
Prisoners are aging as the state reduces parole and increases sentences, notably through the "three strikes" law that makes repeat offenders eligible for terms of 25 years to life.
Ernest Pendergrass, 79, serving a life sentence at the Vacaville prison, has survived four types of cancer and a stroke.
www.globalaging.org /elderrights/us/CAprisons.htm   (665 words)

 Welcome to the California Department of Corrections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Trained in prison, this inmate clown performs for youngsters at a community festival.
If a requested book is not available in the prison’s extensive library, an inmate will record it on tapes supplied by the requestor.
Schools for the blind and individuals from throughout the world send their machines to Soledad or Vacaville to be cleaned, repaired and serviced by trained inmates.
www.corr.ca.gov /CommunicationsOffice/PublicSafetyPS/specialNeeds.asp   (465 words)

 california prison state vacaville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The HIV ward at the state prison in Vacaville, Calif. Mandalit del Barco, NPR.
California State Prison, Solano (3) Levels 2, 3 PO Box 4000, Vacaville CA 95696-4000 (707) 454-3249 Personnel x5552.
Prison spokesman Kindel said California's approach is for the inmates' own good.
www.california-2005-2006.com /11/california-prison-state-vacaville.html   (313 words)

 Dispatch: Called Forth from Jail
In the California state prison in Vacaville lives a man whose story of a changed heart is unlike almost all others.
One priest who has worked at the prison and the seminary considers him the kind of young scholar who is desperately needed in the church.
One night, he accompanied a prisoner in his last hours, and the man's questions about God, death and faith forced Tramel finally to confront his own belief and doubts.
www.gracecathedral.org /enrichment/dispatches/dis_20021120.shtml   (1398 words)

 The Body: AIDS Treatment NewsFebruary 6, 1998
The Vacaville medical prison cares for over 500 of the 1,500 known HIV-positive men in California prisons -- but none of the 200 known HIV-positive women.
Mistreatment of the women with HIV -- mostly at the Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) at Chowchilla, the largest women's prison in the country with over 3,600 prisoners -- led to a class-action lawsuit with the assistance of the HIV/AIDS in Prison Project, to improve medical care for these women.
And this segregation sends a message to the other prisoners that they are OK, they are not in the HIV unit -- when many of them have HIV but do not know it.
www.thebody.com /atn/288.html   (4931 words)

 News in brief from the San Francisco Bay area North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
VACAVILLE -- A non-violent inmate who drove away from a minimum-security prison was recaptured about 100 miles away from the prison.
Edward Biscovich, 34, was recaptured July 6, four days after he escaped from the California Medical Facility State Prison, in Vacaville, where he worked as a clerk, CMF spokesman Steve Norris said Wednesday.
Biscovich, whose absence was discovered during an evening prisoner count, had access to the vehicle as part of his job and often used it to run errands, Norris said.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2004/07/09/news/state/19_32_297_8_04.txt   (856 words)

 Mind Control
According to prison officials at the time, the two may have died as a result of medical treatment, that treatment was the use of mind control or behavior modification drugs.
One of three inmates who died in Vacaville Prison in July was scheduled to appear in court in an attempt to stop forced administration of a drug, the very drug that may have played a role in his death.
Upon entering Dachau, prisoners lost all legal status, their hair was shaved off, all their possessions confiscated, they were poorly fed, and they were used as slaves for both the corporations and the government.
www.sonic.net /sentinel/gvcon8.html   (14436 words)

 Writing to End Abuse of Mental Ill
Prisons are not hospitals, and prison guards are not nurses.
In prison, the mentally ill are victimized by rape, by guards and inmates who steal their property.
Prisons aren't hospitals, and prison guards aren't nurses.
www.1union1.com /advice3.htm   (1211 words)

 Three Strikes - Fresno Bee, Man's Sanity not a factor
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The state's prisons are experiencing a steep and subsequently costly rise in the number of elderly inmates.
The trend is a result of more stringent parole and longer sentences, notably through the "three strikes" law that makes repeat offenders eligible for terms of 25 years to life.
Although California has the nation's largest penal system, with 33 lockups, it does not have a rules for the handling of elderly inmates, who are mixed in with the regular prison population.
www.threestrikes.org /ap_7.html   (393 words)

 Inmate Slain In Overcrowded Vacaville Prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Ford was serving a six-year prison term for a 1996 petty theft, with previous convictions, in Stanislaus County.
Attorneys who represent inmates at the Vacaville prison said that despite the relative infrequency of homicides at the prison, inmates have reported rising tensions.
Prisoners are screened for compatibility by corrections officials, she said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1998/07/02/MN24501.DTL   (662 words)

 Jimmy Diesso
He never came home, really, the prison system kept this boy who would hear voices, fl out and call Margie lost when he was out for a month at at time.
Prisons aren't hospitals and prison goons aren't nurses.
He is reactive to bad prison situations as a result of his illness but this is no excuse to torture him and treat him as an animal.
www.1union1.com /diesso.html   (1041 words)

 Defining Adverse Employment Action (March 24, 2005) - HRCalifornia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
McRae, a physician at a state prison in Vacaville, filed a race discrimination complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) after another person got a job she sought at Solano Prison.
Under this definition, the prison's letter of instruction was not an adverse employment action, because it did not result in loss of pay, status or job responsibilities.
The disciplinary suspension was not retaliatory because the prison never implemented it and McRae was unaware of the decision to suspend her until after she filed her retaliation claim.
www.calchamber.com /HRC/News/LaborLawArticles/LaborRelations/GeneralLaborRelationsTopics/DefiningAdverseEmploymentActionMarch242005.htm   (430 words)

 Law: Prison
A prison or penitentiary or jail (in British English, sometimes spelt gaol) is a building or system used to hold persons convicted of crimes.
The practice of undergoing punishment via a prison sentence, is colloquially expressed as: "doin' time".
Prisons are exclusively for male or female prisoners, or there are separate departments for each sex.
www.americanfactfinders.com /Law/Prison.shtml   (123 words)

 The Lighthouse Report
DeFreeze stated that at Vacaville in 1971-72 he was the subject of a CIA mind control experiment.
He described his incarceration on the prison's third floor, where he was corralled by CIA agents who drugged him and said he would become the leader of a radical movement and kidnap a wealthy person.
After the experiments, she was whelmed by "back-to-back psychic experiences" ñ not true ones, she realized, but precognitive dreams "that had to be fed to me." (Biotelemetric subjects routinely complain that their dreams are commandeered.) For 15 years she walked through a barrage of novelty effects.
www.redshift.com /~damason/lhreport/articles/const1.html   (2069 words)

 CCP:Press Office
The series approaches the daily life of prisoners and the character of their own humanity that survives in the face of both their sentence and their crimes.
The third exhibition in Prison Terms presents a broader survey of how fifteen photographers have documented and interpreted the idea and practice of punishment in the 20th century.
THE FARM is an exploration of Angola Prison in Louisiana, the biggest maximum-security prison in the country, with the majority of inmates sentenced to life.
www.creativephotography.org /information/pressreleases/PrisonTermsRelease.html   (972 words)

 Diesso, Jimmy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Lancaster State Prison was now giving him medication but the thing was they were playing with the medication they gave him.
Jimmy had just had the prison remove his prior cellie because he was hearing the voices so bad and he felt he was dangerous to him.
While objecting to the characterization of their plan as an experiment, prison officials acknowledge they want to house as many as 52 mentally ill inmates in the new prison for six months to determine "whether the building design is beneficial, neutral or adverse to the mental health of inmates."
www.survivingthesystem.com /diesso_jimmy.htm   (2643 words)

 Vacaville: The Past Century | TheReporter.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
He lived at the Vacaville prison for a number of years before being transferred to another prison.
The farm labor contractor accused of hacking to death 25 migrant workers outside Yuba City was housed at the prison when his trial was moved to Solano County in 1973.
Two Vacaville residents served on the jury that first convicted Corona of what at the time was called the largest mass murder in U.S. history. /specials/Century/1970/story07.html   (903 words)

 NPR : California Blasted for Poor Prison Health Care
NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports on accusations of medical incompetence, lax staffing and outdated equipment, and the challenge of treating patients who often ignore their health until their illness is all but untreatable.
Broderick Crawford, an inmate serving time for attempted murder at Corcoran State Prison, is typical of many prisoners who simply don't trust the quality of care behind bars.
Many California prison doctors and medical staff have been hit with charges of incompetence and medical neglect.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4109523   (727 words)

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