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B. Cayenne Bird, Journalist
 



 

Here are some of my own articles published within the past few months about the prison reform movement and a variety of Human Rights and Criminal Justice subjects. The main website contains many more articles.


Breathing Fire Over Injustice

 

Published Articles
 


Imprisonment Should Not Be Revenge, September 29, 2000 [ click here]


Three Strikes, Real Justice? Case shouts for end to unpublished rulings
The Reporter
Front Page of Forum, Sunday, March 17, 2002(click here)

Retribution is Never a Solution
The Reporter
Front Page of Forum, Sunday, January 6, 2002(click here)

Prison Neglect Imperils Us All
The Reporter
Front Page of Forum, Sunday February 25, 2001(click here)

Building better prisons
The Reporter
October 22, 2000 ( click here )

Davis, Legislators and Voters have Blood on their hands
Newswire Services (January 17, 2001 click here )

Imprisonment Should Not Be Revenge
Los Angeles Times Commentary
September 29, 2000 (click here)

Inmate Can't Get a Fair Trial
The Reporter, Vacaville, Sunday Forum Section
April 2, 2000 (click here)

Three Strikes, Inhumane Failure
Changelinks Magazine,
June, 1999 (click here)

Testosterone-driven approach is causing killing rampages
Herald Tribune Oct. 1999 (click here)

Prison Reform Movement Grows,
Changelinks Magazine, Nov. 1998(click here)

Cruel and Unusual Punishment,
Vacaville Reporter, Front Page of
Forum Section, Sunday, March 14, 1999 (click here)

Articles written by other journalists
about my volunteer work as the U.N.I.O.N.
statewide director June 19, 2002 (click here)

Improving Prison Health Care 3/26/01 (click here)

Three Strikes is not a solution to Crime,(click here)

A public health crisis, September 2004 (click here)

Published on the front page of the Forum Section, The Reporter, Vacaville
United Front  - Real hope for reform, July 5, 2005, ((click here))

Inspector General's Report on Provencio a Cover Up, July 8, 2005, [ click here ]
 

American Chronicle, all the news wires and 21 internet magazines on July 9, 2005
Inspector General's Report on Provencio a Cover Up, [ (click here) ]

Real Hope for Prison Reform, July 11, 2005, [ click here ]

American Chronicle, July 15, 2005
Mismanaged Prisons Endanger the Public Safety [ click here ]
 

American Chronicle, August 1, 2005
Brutality and Neglect of Prisoners is Inexcusable  [ (click here) ]

American Chronicle, August 11, 2005
2 Million in Prison Too Many! Rally in D.C Aug 13 [ (click here) ]

American Chronicle, August 12, 2005
Mothers of Soldiers and Prisoners Get Active  [ (click here) ]

American Chronicle, August 14, 2005
B. Cayenne Bird - Blog  [ (click here) ]

American Chronicle, August 18, 2005
Lockdown at Salinas Valley Prison is Cruel but not Unusual  [  (click here) ]
 

American Chronicle, September 26, 2005
Why not re-classify prisoners as animals so people will care?(click here) ]
 


Mothers of Soldiers and Prisoners Get Active, August 11, 2005, [ click here ]

Two Million in Prison Too Many! Rally in D.C Aug 13, August 11, 2005, [ click here ]

Lockdown at Salinas Valley Prison is Cruel but not Unusual, August 18, 2005, [ click here ]

Prison Riots on the Rise - Why not re-classify prisoners as animals so people will care?, September 25, 2005, [ click here ]

Prison Riots Are Reactions To Abuse, September 26, 2005, [ click here ]

Open Letter to Rod Hickman: Prison Guards and Wardens are out of control!, October 18, 2005, [ click here ]
 

The sickening details of why and how the prisoners are dying, November 16, 2005, [ click here ]

Any Sentence to Prison Is a Potential Death Sentence for Inmates, December 10, 2005, [ click here ]

Mother of Prisoner is a Double Crime Victim, Impact Statement is Courageous, December 24, 2005 [ click here ]

People Can Remember Tookie Williams by Organizing to Change the Law, December 27, 2005  [ click here ]

Criminal Justice & Prison Reform is in Gridlock in the California Legislature, January 13, 2006  [ click here ]

Don't sign Jessica's Law - Political Scam Targets Mentally Ill Prisoners, Families, January 31, 2006  [ click here ]

Mothers Warn Deceived Voters 'Your Teen Could Go to Prison, February 11, 2006  [ click here ]

Sex Offender Hysteria Good for Getting Votes and Keeping the Prisons Stocked but not much else, February 11, 2006    [ click here ]

Absurd Salinas Valley Prison & CTF Visiting Policies Routinely Turns Inmate Families Away, June 26, 2006   [ click here ]

New Prison Rules Change Guarantees Violence toward the Mentally Ill, June 29, 2006  [ click here ]

If Only Our Founders Could See Us Now - July 4 Perspective, July 1, 2006[ click here ]

Build Mental Hospitals - Not Prisons - to Lower Crime, July 9, 2006  [ click here ]

Voters Must Demand Sane Prison Reforms to Protect the Public Safety, July 26, 2006
[ click here ]

Parents of Prisoners Pray for this Urgent Reform First, August 8, 2006 [ click here ]

Parents of Prisoners ask: Why are we paying to punish sick people in prison?
August 17, 2006   [ click here ]
 

Ailing and Elderly Moms to Protest Salinas Valley Prison this Sun. Over Visiting Abuses
August 26, 2006 [ click here ]

American Chronicle, September 13, 2006
Prison Reform for Dummies: What's Right and What's Wrong [ click here ]

Real Prison Reform Must Include Sentencing and Parole Changes,
September 25, 2006 [click here]

Peter Camejo Excluded from Debate - Prisons not even mentioned,
October 10, 2006 [click here]

Corrupt Criminal Justice System Contributes to Over-Crowded Prisons
October 21, 2003 [ click here ]
 

Prop 83 Jessica’s Law Was Designed to Overflow Prisons, [ click here -]

Say NO to SB40 - A sidestep that takes away prisoners' hope, March 11, 2007, [ click here ]

SB40 Is Not a Prison Sentencing Fix Kill this Bill Now!, March 21, 2007, [ click here ]

Prison Crisis Deepens as SB40 Tramples the 6th Amendment, March 25, 2007, [ click here ]

California Legislation for Compassionate Release for Prisoners Needs Your Support, April 11, 2007, [ click here ]
 

Good or Evil vs. Sick or Well - Gonzales' SORNA rule will overflow US prisons , April 24, 2007, [ click here ]

Prison Plan is Embarrasing to Thinking People Everywhere, April 29, 2007, [ click here ]

California Needs Systemic Prison Reform, Not Exporting Prisoners Out of State, February 12, 2007, [ click here ]
 

Prisons are Still Killing People, Sillen is not a hero, May 18, 2007, [ click here ]

California Legislation for Compassionate Release for Prisoners Needs Your Support, April 11, 2007 [ click here ]

Tortured in Prison, Mark Grangetto Probably Won't Live to See Reforms, June 10, 2007, [ click here ]

How We Managed to Get Prison Reforms on the Table - Wed. Hearing Is Important, June 25, 2007, [ click here ]
 

Prison Cap Hearing Was Like Being in the America I Thought Was Gone, July 1, 2007, [ click here ]

Prisons Created by Ugly Voting Machine -- Abuse Supported by Legislators, August 19, 2007, [ click here ]

Prison Reform Network Made up of Parents and Patriots, August 22, 2007, [ Click here ]

Prison Reform Pow Wow at Capitol Supported bills, Exposed Human Rights Violations, September 9, 2007, [ click here ]

Tear Down the Statue of Liberty and Turn the Flag Upside Down, October 6, 2007, [ click here ]
 

Women, Kids, Elderly Robbed and Abused by Prison System this Holiday, December 7, 2007, [ click here ]
 

UNION Families made Prison Reform Boil in 2007 - 54,000 Unconstitutionally Sentenced, January 3, 2008, [ click here ]

Prison Reform Campaigns Need a Few Thousand Volunteers ASAP, March 3, 2008, [ click here ]

Prison Cap Rally Tomorrow Lawmakers' decisions are murdering prisoners, May 29, 2008, [ click here ]
 

Mom to Gov - Please Intervene - Prison Parole Board Will Block My Paralyzed Son, June 16, 2008,  [ click here ]

Salinas Valley Prison denies woman visit for being too obese to fit through the metal detector, July 3, 2008, [ click here ]


Jailhouse Lawyer Denied Medical Appliance to Block his Lawsuits, July 8, 2008, [ click here ]

CA Prison Crisis Must Be Solved Rally Friday, November 17, 2008, [ click here ]

Throng of families of dead, dying and mentally ill prisoners, beg for help outside Federal Courthouse, November 23, 2008, [ click here ]

Poison Water in California´s prisons – and no place to go for help, January 4, 2009, [ click here ]
       Also published in: 

Prisoner release order long overdue as deaths continue to mount, February 13, 2009, [ click here ]
 

Suspicious Death at Chowchilla Womens Prison- Retaliation on Jailhouse Lawyers and Journalists, March 22, 2009m [ click here ]

Torture Ignored in California's Prisons, April 26, 2009, [ click here ]
 

 Release prisoners, change sentencing laws to save billions, June 12, 2009, [ click here ]

Enforcing prisoner compassionate release law would save a billion or more, June 19, 2009, [ click here ]

Mark Grangetto case evidence that AB1539 is still not being recognized, September 5, 2009, [ click here ]


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