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Let Me Tell You About Sam 
May 26, 2022
Sam Lewis was a teenager, a high school drop-out and had been sentenced to a life sentence in prison. He gained an education while incarcerated, even though college programs weren’t offered at the time. Then, after 24 years in prison and nine trips made to the parole board, he was finally released in 2012.    ... read more »
Why the L. A. County Board of Supervisors Should Not Eliminate Juvenile Probation 
March 10, 2022
Mysheka Ross is a probation success story and strongly believes that juvenile probation is a critical role in the restorative justice ecosystem. In her opinion, juvenile probation saves lives and should not be eliminated.  ... read more »
Bill to End “Slavery” in Prisons Advances in Cal Legislature
July 8, 2021
April Grayson, a policy associate for the Young Women’s Freedom Center and a formerly incarcerated Black woman, who spent 17 years behind bars, said she can’t wait to see the day when the language in Article 1, Section 6 of California’s Constitution is off the books. ... read more »
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LA County Publishes First-Ever Online Jail Decarceration Dashboard
June 4, 2021
The County of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, has published an online decarceration dashboard which provides a visual breakdown and analysis of the County’s jail population on a daily basis. The goal of this dashboard is to help policymakers, advocates, and academics better understand the makeup and changes in the population of people in LA County jails in order to craft public policy to safely reduce the jail population. ... read more »
UCLA Mellon Grant to Establish Archive About Mass Incarceration
February 5, 2021
UCLA scholars are launching an initiative to collect, digitize and preserve an archive of data, testimonies, artifacts and police files for the next generation of research on racial and social justice, ... read more »
A New Way of Life Reentry Project announces opening of ninth safe home in South Los Angeles
April 23, 2020
The non-profit organization will welcome women released from local jails and state prisons, as those facilities attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
If You’re Poor in America, Debtor’s Prison is Real
July 25, 2019
The people who are jailed or threatened with jail often are the most vulnerable Americans living paycheck to paycheck, one emergency away from financial catastrophe, according to a 2018 report from the American Civil Liberties Union. ... read more »
California needs $100 Million Dollars to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund
May 10, 2018
It is time we stop incarcerating our children and start investing in their future. ... read more »
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Go To Jail???!!!!Not My Children!!!!
May 3, 2018
We have millions of workforce energy stored in prisons, jails. ... read more »
Injustice Against Blacks Far Too Long Ignored
March 1, 2018
Black men, according to the Federal Bureau of Justice statistics, have nearly a one-third chance of being incarcerated at some point in their lives.  ... read more »
A Nation Racially Divided from the NFL to Prisons
September 28, 2017
For years I have sounded the alarm that an economic storm was coming. My Emmy nominated documentary "Freeway Crack in The System" exposed the incarceration driven band-aid we have put over the long standing issue of racial wealth inequality, by surveying how a generation of jobless blacks turned to drugs to survive, and our answer was incarceration. ... read more »
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