Over 400 protest overcrowding at Chowchilla Freedom Rally

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, over four hundred people from across California rallied, marched and chanted to protest extreme overcrowding, deteriorating healthcare and constant lockdown in the women’s prisons.  The crowd demanded an end to gender discrimination and unconstitutional overcrowding. Rallies in solidarity were also held in Redwood City, Philadelphia and London.  Local media, such as the Merced Sun Star featured the rally in their news coverage :  http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/01/26/2781378/hundreds-of-prison-protestors.html.

Hundreds march from Valley State Prison to Central California Women’s Facility to protest unconstitutional overcrowding.