Oregon prisoners resist denial of Covid-19 protocol

first_imgPortland, Ore.On four successive days in late September, four prisoners in Oregon state prisons died of Covid-19. On Oct. 17, two more prisoners died of the virus. Family members protest Covid conditions in Oregon prisons, Pendleton, July. Credit: Bob LonerganIn mid-September more than 3,000 prisoners, including over 1,000 women, were evacuated under the most horrific conditions from several Oregon prisons due to historic forest fires and smoke. These evacuations — so-called “super-spreader events” — are a probable cause for the current spike in Covid-19 deaths.Evacuated prisoners were handcuffed in pairs and packed in buses with little or no personal protective equipment — in flagrant disregard of public health protocols. Women prisoners evacuated to Deer Ridge, a men’s prison, were kept on buses for more than seven hours straight with no toilet facilities. They were callously told by guards to “go in your pants.” There was no food and little or no water. Demonstrations against horrid conditionsThe women protested vehemently against the unacceptable conditions, and demonstrated loudly and defiantly on each bus. When they arrived at Deer Ridge, all prisoners, men and women, were forced to sleep only six inches apart in cells, hallways, a recreation center, and other spaces. Over 200 male prisoners rioted, sitting down in the yard, after being told they would be housed in a building that had been closed for four years. Upon entering, they found the space overrun with mice, littered with mice feces and smelling of urine – which is not only grossly unpleasant but can carry the potentially lethal hantavirus, especially in dry climates like eastern Oregon.In addition, the space reeked of mildew and the walls were covered with green and black mold. On top of this, the prisoners were not provided with sleeping gear and were expected to sleep in the trash and filth.Of approximately 15,000 people incarcerated in Oregon’s state prisons, 1,403 have contracted the novel coronavirus. Of 72 “workplaces” in the state known to have high concentrations of Covid-19, three of the top four are state prisons. Oregon calls prisons “workplaces” because guards and staff work in them. While no staff members employed in any prison have died of the virus, 17 prisoners have. But Oregon prisons, like all U.S. prisons, are workplaces. In 2019, prisoners in the state produced $29 million in value. Nevertheless, they were paid only a maximum hourly wage of 5 cents to 47 cents. Additionally, 345 Oregon prisoners are firefighters who risk their lives for a maximum pay of $9.80 per day. Of the 1,403 virus cases among prisoners, 498 are in Snake River prison. There, guards and staff notoriously and flagrantly refuse to use PPE or adhere to public health protocols for either themselves or for prisoners. Snake River has the highest death count among prisoners; seven have died there.Sources: perilouschronicle.com; prisonpolicy.com; oregonlive.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Developer Sets Community Meeting on Proposed Mixed-Use Development at Current Site of a 99 Cents Only Store

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Summer Hill Homes will host a Zoom community meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday on their plans for a proposed development at 452 N. Los Robles Blvd., the current location of a 99 Cents Only Store.The item last came before the Design Commission in August for a preliminary consultation report.The project would include the demolition of an existing 99 Cents Only Store and a commercial building on North Los Robles Avenue to make way for the construction of a mixed-use project with 227 residential units, but no onsite affordable housing.The project would include approximately 4,500 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, and two levels of subterranean parking containing 365 parking spaces.When the project came to the City Council in July for pre-development plan review some community members expressed concerns about the height of the 67-foot high project.The site is located in District 3, but across the street from District 5, near Villa Parke.There is currently no sitting City Councilmember in District 5. The council is expected to appoint a councilmember at 6 p.m. on Thursday.The meeting can be viewed at:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2795413876?pwd=V2NEY29xSGF0cEw4VU5rbXdVOTJjUT09See the project outline for more information. HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Community News Developer Sets Community Meeting on Proposed Mixed-Use Development at Current Site of a 99 Cents Only Store By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 4:04 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more

Buyer found for Kate’s ancestral home

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Print Linkedin KATE O’BRIEN’S ancestral Mulgrave Street home has been sold for  a price in the region of €78,000.The sale, which does not include the substantial landbank to the rear of the property, came within days of the annual Kate O’Brien weekend in the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor Jim Long, who has actively lobbied City Hall to purchase the famed author’s house, with a view to converting it to a writer’s museum, told the Limerick Post that city council was not involved in negotiations.“The house has been purchased by a private individual for his/her own use – that is what I’ve been told by a city auctioneer.“Neither the city council or any other agency is involved.  Contracts are awaiting  to be signed, and the identity of the purchaser has not yet been revealed”.Tom Quinlan, the Limerick conservation architect, and cousin of the owners of the property, hinted that complications could arise from the land not being sold with the house.“When you have a protected structure and a proportion is sold, the remainder of the property  still stays within the “protected” status, which means that there isn’t carte blanche to do whatever any new owner of the land might want”.Meanwhile, the launch of the 28th Kate O’Brien Weekend was held this week, and is scheduled for the Belltable Arts Centre from February 14 to 26 inclusive.The focus will be “a celebration of Irish writing in honour of the Limerick- born internationally recognised author, and among the line-up of speakers will be the Nobel Prize Winner in Literature: Seamus Heaney, Dr Loic Guyon, Katharine Towers, John Boyne, Frank McNally, Dr Niamh Hourigan, Susie Boyt, Sarah Ellen Murphy, John Horgan, Colette Davis, Vivienne McKechnie and Knute Skinner. WhatsAppcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsBuyer found for Kate’s ancestral homeBy admin – February 9, 2012 544 Twitter Previous articleClosing date extended for Hennessy Best Dressed online registrationNext articleCrisis point at Regional Hospital adminlast_img read more

Wisconsin thumps Lindenwood in 5-1 rout

first_imgThe Badgers looked a bit sloppy in the first period of their matchup Friday night, but that didn’t stop them from finding the back of the next six minutes into game one of the series, as they cruised to a 5-1 win.Redshirt junior forward Brittany Ammerman’s shot was deflected off the stick of junior forward Karley Sylvester who redirected the puck into the net, tallying the first goal of the game.Lindenwood was determined to put up a fight. A pass over the middle in front of Rigsby slipped through finding Lyndsay Kirkham of the Lions at the back post. The goal tied the game at one a piece and sparked something in the Badgers as they scored four unanswered goals to finish off the game.The first came just 30 seconds after the Lindenwood’s goal. Sylvester notched her second point of the game when she found senior forward Madison Packer at the back post.In the second period, the Badgers added two to their lead. Ammerman scored her, team leading, sixth goal of the season five minutes in off of an outside shot.The next two goals were both the first of the girls’ career. First, Johnson’s daughter, sophomore forward Mikayla Johnson, put in her first as a Badger half way through the second period.“Jones came down on the far side,” Mikayla Johnson said. “She pretty much gave me a perfect pass to my blade and it wasn’t too hard to tap it in.”The Badgers lone goal of the third period was scored by Channell, who was able to slip the puck past Lindenwood goaltender Hensley.last_img read more