We begin our episode with our monthly round up of prison disturbances contributed by Perilous Chronicle. We close out the episode with a call from Adrien Espinoza, who is currently housed in Maricopa County in Arizona. Espinoza, who got his paralegal degree inside, has contributed to the Prisoner Correspondence Project, the Silvia Rivera law project, and intends to work in the legal field upon release. He describes CRIPA, which is the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act of 1980. It’s a federal law intended to protect the rights of people in state or local correctional facilities, nursing homes, and other places where they are in the care of others. His account of his treatment- or lack thereof, in the case of mental health support- in the facility is tragically common.
Special thanks to Adrien and Perilous for their contributions to the show.
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Adrien’s legal defense fund is: givebutter.com/help4adrien