Press Room

To interview our staff, or learn more about our work, contact: Terence Long, terence@ellabakercenter.org.

Despite Budget Shortfall and Overwhelming Support for Defunding the Sheriff, Alameda Supervisors Vote to Increase Funding for Santa Rita Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26th, 2020 For More Information Contact: Amber Akemi Piatt, amber@humanimpact.org Despite Budget Shortfall and Overwhelming Support for Defunding the Sheriff, Alameda Supervisors Vote to Increase Funding for Santa Rita Jail Amid countrywide calls for racial justice and... Read More

Families of Loved Ones Killed inside Santa Rita Jail Confront Board President Richard Valle, Demand he Defund Alameda County Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2020 Press Contacts: Kitzia Esteva; Causa Justa :: Just Cause, 415 235-0717 Amber Akemi Piatt; Public Health Justice Collective, amberpiatt6@gmail.com , (510) 473-2248 Ashley Chambers; Ella Baker Center, ashley@ellabakercenter.org , 510-285-8227 Families of Loved Ones... Read More

After decades-long fight against California’s juvenile prison system, advocates and families applaud Governor Newsom’s plan to close youth prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020 Press Contacts: Terence Long; Ella Baker Center terence@ellabakercenter.org , 510-936-0344 Ashley Chambers; Ella Baker Center ashley@ellabakercenter.org , 510-285-8227 After decades-long fight against California’s juvenile prison system, advocates and... Read More

Alameda County Has Power to Save Lives inside Santa Rita Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2020 Alameda County Has Power to Save Lives inside Santa Rita Jail Supervisors to Postpone Vote on Sheriff’s $106 million Annual Funding Request Press Contacts: Ashley Chambers, Ella Baker Center, ashley@ellabakercenter.org 510-285-8227 (NOT FOR PUBLICATION)... Read More

As COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As COVID-19 Reaches Santa Rita Jail, Decarceration Becomes More Urgent Press Contacts: Terence Long, Ella Baker Center; terence@ellabakercenter.org (510) 936-0344 Oakland, CA— According to Alameda County jail officials, a nurse in Santa Rita Jail has tested positive for... Read More

Advocates Call for Oakland to Repeal Unconstitutional Anti-Poverty Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2020 Press Contacts: Terence Long, Ella Baker Center, terence@ellabakercenter.org , 510-936-0344 Ashley Chambers, Ella Baker Center, ashley@ellabakercenter.org , 510-285-8227 Advocates Call for Oakland to Repeal Unconstitutional Anti-Poverty Laws Stress importance... Read More

EBC AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SLAM SHAM AUDIT OF SANTA RITA JAIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 13, 2020 Contact : Terence Long, terence@ellabakercenter.org , 510-936-0344 ELLA BAKER CENTER AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SLAM SHAM AUDIT OF SANTA RITA JAIL Outrage Grows Over Appalling Conditions, In-Custody Deaths, and Systematic Dysfunction Inside Santa Rita Jail... Read More

EBC Calls for Oakland to Reimagine Justice for People Impacted by Homelessness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2020 Press Contacts: Terence Long, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, terence@ellabakercenter.org , 510-936-0344 Ashley Chambers, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, ashley@ellabakercenter.org , 510-417-6071 Ella Baker Center Calls for Oakland to Reimagine Justice... Read More

Ella Baker Center Encouraged by Governor Newsom’s 2020 Budget Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2020 CONTACT: Terence Long, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, terence@ellabakercenter.org, 510-936-0344 Ella Baker Center Encouraged by Governor Newsom’s 2020 Budget Proposal Oakland, CA –California Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for... Read More

Alameda County Supervisors Fail to Act as Advocates Call for a People’s Audit of the Sheriff’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contacts: Ashley Chambers, ashley@ellabakercenter.org, 510-417-6071 Alameda County Supervisors Fail to Act as Advocates Call for a People’s Audit of the Sheriff’s Office Community Members Urge Transparency and Accountability OAKLAND, CA -- After two years of... Read More