Shaylene Graves (left) was days away from being release from the California Institution for Women when she was found hanging.
The CIW is designed to hold 1,398 prisoners but instead houses 1,886 - that means it is at 135% capacity. '
"The prison system failed to protect her life," Sheri (right in photo) after her daughter's death. "She had to forfeit her right to freedom in order to pay her debt to society, but wasn't supposed to lose her right to life and protection while incarcerated."
The CIW must be held accountable.
Read Victoria Law's story on Truthout
Yuriko Koike - first woman Governor of TokyoCongrats to Ms. Koike who who prevailed against a field of 21 other candidates. Her to-do list is going to be quite long as Tokyo is due to host the Olympics in four years.
Read the story on BBC News
Parksville Beach Festival
Congrats to 3rd Place Doubles winners - Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard from Quebec, Canada ; Sculpture Entitled: "Arise - Find What Gives You Wings". The festival draws over 100K visitors from all over the world every year.
The other winners this year were:
- 5th Stephanie Jo Rollick (Vancouver) for "How To Train Your Dragon"
- 4th Craig Mutch (Vancouver) for "Lord Of The Things"
- 3rd Fred Dobbs (Victoria) for "Learn To Fly"
- 2nd Damon Langlois (Victoria) for "Guardian Herd"
- 1st Wilfred Stijger (Netherlands) for "Up"
- 3rd Jacinthe Trudel & Jonathan Bouchard (Quebec) for "Arise-Find What Gives You Wings"
- 2nd David Ducharme (Winlaw, BC) & Dmitry Klimenko (Russia) for "Ghost In The Machine"
- 1st Ilya Filimontsev (Russia) & Susanne Ruseler (Netherlands) for "Guardian Angels"
Competitor's Choice (Selected by their peers)
- Double Ilya Filimontsev (Russia) & Susanne Ruseler (Netherlands) for "Guardian Angels"
- Solo Wilfred Stijger (Netherlands) for "Up"