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SPECIAL REPORT: Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a New Crisis
May 9, 2019
Courtesy The Marshall Project/PBS Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, numbers released on Thursday, April 25, by the ... ... read more »
San Francisco mayor asks for brother’s early prison release
December 27, 2018
San Francisco's mayor has joined other members of her family in requesting an early release from prison for an older brother who has served nearly two decades of a 44-year sentence on a manslaughter conviction. ... read more »
Opponents of New Jail Expansion Say It’s a Waste of Over $2 Million
July 12, 2018
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently approved the final environmental impact report for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility--otherwise known as the new “mental health jail”. The approval green lights, what opponents to the project are calling “a wasteful spending of over $2.2 billion to build nearly 4,000 new jail cells for an already failing jail system.”   ... read more »
Go To Jail???!!!!Not My Children!!!!
May 3, 2018
We have millions of workforce energy stored in prisons, jails. ... read more »
From Prison to the Streets, Horton Continues to Evangelize
March 28, 2018
March is Women’s History Month – A Salute to Champions of Faith Evangelist Georgia Horton is on fire for the Lord. She accepted Christ while imprisoned and after discovering her calling to evangelism, ... read more »
Kamala Harris Went to Prison So Others Won’t Have To
August 3, 2017
A study published last year by the Vera Institute found that, since 1970, the number of women in jail has increased at a rate 14 times that of men ... read more »
Prop 47 Grant to Help Former Inmates Get Jobs
June 15, 2017
Prop 47 changed some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors in an effort to reduce prison overcrowding. ... read more »
Senate approves Judicial Discretion for Sentence Enhancements
May 25, 2017
The California Senate approved SB 620 on a vote of 22-14 to allow a court to use judicial discretion when applying a sentence enhancement for using or discharging a firearm. ... read more »
Ex-Con Goes from Years in Prison to YouTube Show 
May 18, 2017
To hear Los Angeles native Keldren Joshua tell it, in 2017, he received a second chance at life. Until then, he had spent the last 10 years at the Terminal Island prison in San Pedro, California, after pleading guilty to conspiracy of distributing 500 grams of methamphetamine. His total sentence was 15 years to life. ... read more »
Governor Brown signs Mitchell bill allowing contraceptives for prison inmates on request
September 14, 2016
State prison inmates will soon have the right to request and obtain contraceptives ... read more »
Dallas protest leader sentenced to two years in prison
August 31, 2016
A leader of the group that organized the protest where a sniper killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations. ... read more »
Prison rare in cases of blacks who die at hands of police
June 29, 2016
BALTIMORE (AP) A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in police custody and whose case fueled outrage among activists of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
California releases plan to use 1 drug in executions
November 12, 2015
California proposed on Friday November 6, to allow corrections officials to choose one of four types of barbiturates to execute prisoners on death row depending on what’s available, ... read more »
Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early
October 15, 2015
In this Sept. 16, 2015, photo, Kenneth Evans holds a composite of photographs of his son Tuan Evans, as he poses for a photograph at his home in Temple Hills, ... read more »
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