the Prisoner Action Coalition
in PAC advocate
to improve conditions
in California's prisons
and assist individual prisoners with legal matters.
RECENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Interviewing prisoners
about civil rights and human rights abuses.
- Assisting prisoners with
legal research and referrals via correspondence and interviews.
- Screening of "Truth to
Power," which documented women prisoners' testimony about the reality
of life in California's prisons.
- Researching and preparing
documentation for recent legislative hearings about women in prison.
- Attending legislative
hearings in October 2000 held inside Valley State Prison for Women.
PAC is a collaborative student
organization, with members at Boalt and Hastings Law Schools. We also
work with nonprofit organizations in the community, including Justice
Network on Women and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.
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