Comments for Women's Foundation of California Blog http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com Fri, 24 Feb 2012 02:49:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on Visiting Mothers in Prison at Central California Women’s Facility by MAGGIE http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2010/05/18/visiting-mothers-in-prison-at-central-california-women%e2%80%99s-facility/#comment-2148 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 02:49:25 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=578#comment-2148 MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF PRISON FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS. ANY LITTLE WRONG DOING SHE IS IN AGAIN. HER PAST RECORD FOLLOWS HER FOREVER IT SEEMS. SHE WAS DOING GREAT FOR A YEAR, AND JUST WRONG RIDE AND TIME SHE IS BACK AGAIN. SHE IS STILL MY DAUGHTER AND I LOVE HER VERY MUCH AND SHE WILL ALWAYS HAVE HER FAMILY AND SON BY HER SIDE. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES AND WE ALL LEARN FROM IT. THEY SHOULD KEEP THE REHABILITATION THEY NEED OPEN FOR LIFE CHANGES DON’T YOU THINK! GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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Comment on Visiting Mothers in Prison at Central California Women’s Facility by sharon pittman http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2010/05/18/visiting-mothers-in-prison-at-central-california-women%e2%80%99s-facility/#comment-1984 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 04:41:07 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=578#comment-1984 i am the mother of a very intelligent, beautiful young woman who had everything going for her. this is not her first but hopefully her last incarceration, this time she was sentenced to 14 plus years.the true victim in this story is the son she left behind. i take him to visit his mother as often as possible. for those who think it gets easier each visit, you are wrong! her son is a well mannered, polite, very intelligent and handsome young man who has been left behind with many unanswered questions. As his maternal grandmother i see the pain he suffers. As he matures i can only pray that HE survives the life he has been dealt. I believe that even though very limited, a continued communication between mother and child whenever possible is of great importance.There are inmates for whatever reason have little or no contact with their children. Granted a visit to thr prison may not be the most pleasant experience, the emotional strain in itself i find difficult, but it is not about nor my daughter. It is about limiting the damage that a mothers incarceration does to the children. If a woman is forced to endure many inhumanities while imprisoed the effect will no doubt end up trickling down even if in some small way, to her child. Reality is having to personally witness a male guard flirt openly in an intimidating way with my daughyer in her sons presence, unable to remark for fear of retaliation towards her after we had left. These women have committed terrible crimes, but they are still huan beings and should be treated as such! sign me a Loving Mother and Grandmother

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Comment on California Not Ready to Relocate Inmates from State Prisons to Counties by Stevendev Home Protection http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/10/12/california-not-ready-to-relocate-inmates-from-state-prisons-to-counties/#comment-1841 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:31:42 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2854#comment-1841 Great post. Well they’re going to have to put them somewhere.

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Comment on Contact Us by Suzanne Jabro, CSJ http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/contact-us/#comment-1803 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:57:34 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?page_id=17#comment-1803 Thank you for sharing the exciting news. The Aging Justice Team is awesome. There are many women concerned about our elders in prison. We are dreaming ourselves into having a day long delegation at CCWF. Plans are taking form now, funding is being solicited. If you are interested in being invited, let me know. We are projecting 50 outside guests who have a passion for this mission and dire situation. Women 55+ are allowed bottom bunks. FYI, they just ran out of bottom bucks for them! This population is growing. Suzanne

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Comment on From Victims to Leaders: the Groundbreaking Work of Banteay Srei by Jones http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/06/07/from-victims-to-leaders-the-groundbreaking-work-of-banteay-srei/#comment-1775 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:40:51 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2579#comment-1775 Wow, a very nice way to show your concern to the people around you, giving the chance to at risk youth to have a better life and future. I really admire people like that; they spend their time and effort for the benefit of others.

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Comment on Join Warren Buffett’s Call to Stop Fueling the Wealth Gap by Rev. Mr. Lauren Ekdahl http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/08/18/join-warren-buffets-call-to-stop-fueling-the-wealth-gap/#comment-1371 Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:39:57 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2761#comment-1371 Very good article and we agree completely. The greedy accumulation at the top is not trickling down and government has the responsibility to level the playing field so as to make it fair for everyone. It is called the “Common Good.” Thanks Judy

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Comment on Taking Down Billboards, Building Up Trust by New Moon Girls http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/07/07/taking-down-billboards-building-up-trust/#comment-1329 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:58:57 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2684#comment-1329 Wow, great work. Seeing a woman stand up for a cause she believes in is always so motivating.

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Comment on Living up to Liberty’s Promise by Lina Mira http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/06/30/living-up-to-liberty%e2%80%99s-promise/#comment-1312 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:16:26 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2678#comment-1312 Edissa,

Thank you for sharing your story and standing with undocumented students. I praise you for making the conscious shift of not using the word “illegal” to describe human beings. Language is powerful. Continue your advocacy and keep writing.

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Comment on Living up to Liberty’s Promise by Rosa Perez http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/06/30/living-up-to-liberty%e2%80%99s-promise/#comment-1301 Fri, 01 Jul 2011 05:06:27 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2678#comment-1301 Edissa,
Thank you for be willing to rethink your own experience and that of your mother as a result of your work with Smart Cookie. More importantly, your honesty opens up all of the rest of us who read your words to reassess our own perspectives.

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Comment on Six Years: Six Lessons Learned by Josie Hadden http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/2011/05/24/six-years-six-lessons-learned/#comment-1245 Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:11:03 +0000 http://womensfoundationofcalifornia.com/?p=2523#comment-1245 Surina,

Thanks for your Six Lessons Learned. I really appreciate 1, 2, and 6 as universal, and 3, 4, and 5 as essential for the work we do.

Best of success in your future adventures.

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