Anti-ribbon cutting ceremonies for Delano II

Oakland, Ca.?On June 1, 2005, California opened its latest prison, a maximum security facility in Delano. Demonstrators opposed to prison building included Critical Resistance, Education Not Incarceration, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) and others. We staged a ?reverse ribbon cutting? to call attention to the skewed priorities: opening more prisons, rather than spending state money on classrooms, books, or healthcare.
Similar demonstrations were held at the same time in Delano, Fresno, and Los Angeles.