U.S. Prisons and Jails Are Threatening the Lives of Pregnant Women and Babies

Clockwise from top L: Sierra Watts in her only visit with her son, Oak Lee, before he was adopted; Minna Long’s son Noah; Michelle Barton with her daughter, Semaj, in February 2014, hours after birth; … [Read More...]

The Prominence and Plight of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Girls, many of whom have suffered a range of trauma at home, make up a growing share of children arrested and detained across the country. he number of juveniles in the nation’s criminal justice … [Read More...]

California Jails Fail Mentally Ill Inmates

Mental health care in California's jails is a disaster. Day after day, we hear about the long wait lists for treatment programs, the over- and under-medication, the reliance on solitary confinement … [Read More...]

Prison Reforms Yielding Neither Savings Nor Spike in Crime

Landmark changes in California's criminal justice system four years ago have not saved the state money or reduced the rate of convicts who are quickly back behind bars as proponents had promised, but … [Read More...]

On Policing, What Will Gov. Brown’s Legacy Be?

On September 2, I marched, rallied, and protested with nearly 800 people in Sacramento to demand that Gov. Brown sign AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015. We staged die-ins … [Read More...]

4,000 Prisoners Fighting California’s Fires Paid Just $1 an Hour

California is on fire. The wildfires covering over 100,000 acres of the state are so ferocious that they’re creating their own weather patterns and are visible from space. In the Valley Fire, which is … [Read More...]

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