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California Must Prioritize In-Person Visits

There are more than 2.2 million people in America’s prisons and jails, which is unparalleled by any other country. Mass incarceration policies have seared through our communities and families, with … [Read More...]

Downsizing California’s Prisons Not Dangerous, Studies Show

After California’s prison population reached the crisis stage of overcrowding — with some prisons at 300 percent capacity — the state in 2011 began to parole thousands of inmates to their original … [Read More...]

Jerry Brown Lowballing Prop 47 Savings?

California’s crime rate bottomed out last year and began to rise again, some law enforcement leaders and elected officials complained that they had been misled. All those programs they had been … [Read More...]

Brown’s Criminal Justice Initiative’s Signatures Submitted

Gov. Jerry Brown’s criminal justice initiative may be heading for the fall ballot after proponents on Friday began submitting hundreds of thousands of signatures. Dana Williamson, a former Brown … [Read More...]

Asset Forfeiture Takes Wealth from Communities of Color

Did you know that in 2014 police took more property from people in the U.S. than burglars did? Frightening, but absolutely legal. Police are allowed to take your money and property even if you … [Read More...]

Hold the Date: Learning Opportunity on June 28

Justice Not Jails encourages every local congregation to consider becoming what JNJ calls a "Beyond Bars" congregation. Beyond Bars congregations can choose to engage the issues of racism and mass … [Read More...]

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