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27 Nov 2022

Dozens Protest Deaths in Local Jail 

Holding signs emblazoned with demands and frustrations regarding the prison system, about 80 protesters prepared to rally in downtown Santa Cruz at the Town Clock on Jan. 24. Organized by Sin Barras, the demonstration incorporated a march that ended at the Santa Cruz County Jail…

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Pardon Our Overcrowded Prisons 

There are currently about 17,200 students attending UC Santa Cruz. If our university was representative of the total American population, 120 of our peers would currently be behind bars, as on average 1 out of every 143 Americans is currently incarcerated. The country that likes to refer to itself as “the home of the free” in fact currently houses more than 2.2 million inmates — a quarter of the world’s total prison population.

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