Inmates at Chowchilla women’s prison say they’re sweltering as cooling systems fail, Sam Stanton, Fresno Bee, July 25

Will OC’s New Police ‘Watchdog’ Be Proactive and Transparent? His Background is Sparking Questions, Nick Gerda, Voice of OC, January 24


Orange County Deserves a Fair and Impartial OIR Director, Robert Faigin is Not It, STM Coalition, Voice of OC, December 6

Two Cups of Broth and Rotting Sandwiches: The Reality of Mealtime in Prisons and Jails, Jessica Carns and Sam Weaver, ACLU, November 22

After Incarcerated Organizers’ Two-Year Fight for Food Justice, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Finally Reopens Hot Kitchens in the OC Jails, Jose Armendariz, Voice of OC, June 22

Unwell in a Cell, Mon Mohapatra, Inquest, April 21

People in OC Jails Say They’re Still Fed Moldy Food, Sheriff Department Disputes Claims, Hosam Elattar, Voice of OC, February 14

Editorial: Bad bologna in O.C. jail should turn your stomach too, The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times, January 13

New Report Shows OC Sheriff’s Department is Giving Incarcerated People Rotting Bologna Sandwiches While Pocketing Savings, Sarah Kahn, Voice of OC, January 10


Cold and rotting foods served in Orange County jails, report says, Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, December 15

Stop the Musick Coalition’s Virtual Public Forum Will Inform Residents about Jail Expansion in Irvine, Mai Tran, Voice of OC, October 15

Investigation of OCSD Use of Force Policies and Practices, Office of Independent Review, August

Why Governor Newsom’s Recall Brouhaha Should be Directed at OC Sheriff Don Barnes, Jose Armendariz, Voice of OC, June 30

Bookings Into Orange County Jail, Million Dollar Hoods, June 3

Irvine Council opposed controversial Musick jail expansion, calls for county to hold public forum, Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, May 12

Irvine’s Vice Mayor Asks County for Public Hearing on Musick Jail Expansion, Evan J. Lancaster, Irvine Weekly, May 11

After violating state regulation, Orange County jails begin serving hot meals again, Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, April 29

Black and Latino people disproportionately booked in Orange County jails, study finds, Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, April 21

Coalition fights the expansion of a controversial Orange County jail, Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, April 14

Sheriff Barnes, Rise of an Empire, Jose Armendariz, Voice of OC, June 2

The Musick “Mental Health Jail” Expansion in Irvine: Orange County’s Mental Health Crisis and Law Enforcement Response, Sarah Kahn and Brooke A. Weitzman, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, February


Stop the Musick Video, Transforming Justice OC, September 23

Orange County should prioritize mental health over more jail space, Terry Kupers, The Orange County Register, August 26

Amid a Pandemic and Economic Crisis, Orange County Forges Ahead with Plans to Expand Musick Jail, Sarah Kahn, Voice of OC, July 28

Hunger Strike in OC Jails Over Lack of Visitations and Hot Meals Comes to An End, Hosam Elattar, Voice of OC, July 9