This is Martha. She travelled 9 hrs from San Diego to attend today’s public hearing about solitary confinement in CA prisons at the state capitol, Sacramento. Her brother Luis Esquivel has been in the secure housing unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay for 13 years.

I asked to take a photo because her T-shirt caught me eye. I admire her use of his portrait. The California Department of Corrections has never granted Martha visiting rights; she has not seen her brother in 13 years.

#stoptortureca #insteadofprisons

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