Posts Tagged ‘Filipino’


My name is Michael Placenio. I am half Filipino and half Mexican. I am 32 years old. My family and I are from Sacramento, California.

When I was in middle school and highschool I was hanging out with my friends doing normal teenage kid stuff. That was a time when life was simpler with less worries. But when I was 19, I made the mistake of trying Meth. My excuse was oh, I’m young, trying it once won’t kill me. Well it turned into twice, twice turned into three times and so on and so on. (more…)


In California, 64.6% of API prisoners were made up of immigrants and refugees.
The largest populations among them were the Vietnamese and Filipino, followed by Pacific Islanders and Laotians.

(AAPIP Report, 2005)

The largest API ethnic groups in CA prisons are:
Vietnamese (22%),
Filipinos (19.8%), and
Laotians (8.5%).