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LA Man Wounded Alongside Nipsey Hussle Released from Custody
April 21, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee and Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Improve Reentry and Economic Growth by Restoring Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals
April 17, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. French Hill (R-AR), and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced landmark legislation to strengthen successful reentry and economic growth by restoring Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee and Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Improve Reentry and Economic Growth by Restoring Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals
April 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Rep. French Hill (R-AR), and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced landmark legislation to strengthen successful reentry and economic growth by restoring Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Bill to Stop Trump Administration from Detaining and Shackling Pregnant Women
March 6, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) joined her colleagues to reintroduce the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act. The legislation would protect the health and safety of pregnant women and youth by reinstituting the presumption of release of pregnant women and youth in immigration detention, ... read more »
UPDATE: California AG Won’t Charge Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark
March 5, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general said Tuesday that he won’t charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, ... read more »
Rev. Sharpton Reacts To The Stephon Clark Case
March 5, 2019
Rev. Al Sharpton reacts to the case against Betty Shelby being dropped in the unlawful death of Stephon Clark. ... read more »
California AG to Announce Whether His Office will File Criminal Charges Against Two Police Officers who Shot and Killed Stephon Clark
March 5, 2019
  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke with reporters Monday morning about Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s decision to not file criminal charges against the police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark. ... read more »
New Author Releases Memoir – Surviving Forty-three Consecutive Years in Prison
February 12, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA.  – Knowledge Power Books and Malik Bookstore will host a book signing event for first-time author Edward “Renee” Harden on Saturday, February 16, ... read more »
WATCH: Kamala Harris Talks 2020 Presidential Run, Legalizing Marijuana, Criminal Justice Reform + More
February 12, 2019
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris stops by to explain why she decided to run for presidential office in 2020. The U.S. Attorney also touched on where she stands on marijuana legalization and the “nasty game” ... read more »
Jay Z Puts His Advocacy to Action in Support of 21 Savage
February 6, 2019
Jay-Z , 21 Savage  According to ...   ... is coming to the defense of ... , slamming his arrest by ICE and throwing some major support his way … ... read more »
Inmate Freed with Help by Kim Kardashian West Gets Book Deal
February 6, 2019
Alice Marie Johnson NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, ... read more »
WATCH: Power Restored In NYC Jail After Days of Protest as Inmates Go Without Heat During Bitter Winter Cold
February 5, 2019
After inmates suffered for nearly a week with minimal electricity and heat, the power is back on at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. The jail houses more than 1,600 inmates and has been running on emergency electricity since January 27th. ... read more »
WATCH: Rapper Meek Mill and High-Profile Supporters Launch Initiative for Criminal Justice Reform
January 26, 2019
Hip hop artist Meek Mill is taking on America’s criminal justice system. Mill launched the Reform Alliance in Manhattan Wednesday. He’s getting some star-powered support. The group says they want to fix what they see as a broken criminal justice system. ... read more »
California Governor Seeks to Transform Youth Prisons
January 23, 2019
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California’s juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the “ludicrous” cost. ... read more »
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