Feb 17, 2017

So HSU criminal justice dialogues is all for inmate art, even if the artists include convicted and suspected child molestors?

A concerned citizen and regular reader sent me this flyer. The person was recently made aware of this art show, "The outside looking in and the inside looking out",which will be on display at Health Sport in Arcata and Synapsis Art Gallery in Eureka on March 4.

It is presented by HSU Criminal Justice Dialogues.

I am familiar with two of the names. You may have read my coverage on Mario Alexander and his alleged sexual abuse of his own minor step daughter and a minor he babysat.

John Camez was charged with engaging in intercourse  with a minor three time and r plead guilty on 2/7/17 to PC 261.5, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

Alexander is still at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. He was held to answer on all charges.

According to information received by this concerned citizen, the artists are all in custody at HCCF.

The reader asked : "Why would someone allow these people to display ART?  How are the victims going to feel when they hear this? The families."

HSU statement:

"The art project is about building bridges and providing a vehicle for collaboration between the community, HSU, and the jail. This show is a reflection of the need for people to build positive connections and create opportunities for inmate success once they're released.  It is important to note that the Humboldt County Jail is in support of this event. To make the show as inclusive as possible, we didn't limit entries based on the severity of the crime for which the inmate was charged. All artwork was, however, screened for appropriate subject matter."

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