3. Veronica Obregon and Mike Ramirez have applied for positions on the Board of Prison Terms.
The Governor has appointed 2 people for the BPT : Philip Inglee, 68, of Huntington Beach, CA. He has served as a commissioner on the Orange County Parole Board since 2001. Inglee has worked as a banking executive for 33 years, serving as president and chief executive officer of Liberty National Bank from 1982 to 1998. In addition, he has served as chair of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission..
Stephen Lee, 50, of San Gabriel. He most recently served as a Los Angeles Superior Court referee, where he handled all matters assigned in the dependency and juvenile delinquency courts. He also worked as a senior deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Both of these position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $99,693 per person. There are 2 more position open.
We question what does the average inmate in CDC have in common with either Inglee or Lee? As a community we must become more involved in the process of any position opened and help get the right people in the job not a hand picked copy of what they already have.
Gloria mentioned while in San Francisco for the E News Awards, she met a woman who works with women of color to help them run and win political offices. She will contact her to see if she can help us in getting someone on the BPT.
Frank suggestion for joining the NAACP is to write on the application that before you join you want them to start doing something about the human rights violations in the prison system involving inmates. If enough people start to tell them they will have to do something.