AB-3228 Private detention facilities

On May 19, 2020, Hamid Yazdan Panah, attorney with Immigrant Defense Advocates, spoke to the California State Assembly's Public Safety Committee about the importance of AB-3228, a bill to hold all private detention facilities in California liable for violating their government contracts. In the hearing, Hamid read from a letter that 43 of our friends wrote to elected officials after the death of their friend, Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejía.

Audio of one of Carlos' friends reading the letter is here

 

Full text of the letter is here

 

Video of the hearing is below:

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