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Harnessing the Power of the Public for Bold Change

Monday, February 13th, marked the five-year anniversary of the founding of Californians for Safety and Justice, an advocacy organization seeking to replace prison and justice system waste with smarter … [Read More...]

Angels Are Everywhere: LA’s Homeless Army

Angels are everywhere. You can find them working at your local restaurant, sleeping in cars along the street, and huddled in the shadows on notorious Skid Row. You can find them in local colleges, … [Read More...]

Acting in the Spirit of Dr. King: Now Is Our Time to Break Silence

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his breakthrough sermon linking racism, capitalism, and militarism at New York's Riverside Church. King's courageous sermon was … [Read More...]

The Long Road Back: An Interview with Dominick Correy

Dominick Correy is a member of the Justice Not Jails Steering Committee who has been working for ten years as a "chaser" at Pasadena's Learning Works Charter School. A "chaser" is a staff specialist … [Read More...]

Everything You Think You Know About Mass Incarceration Is Wrong

Or at least misleading, says this contrarian scholar. Here’s why it matters. Critics of the prison-happy American criminal justice system tend to subscribe to a narrative that goes like this: Mass … [Read More...]

Dutch Get Creative to Solve a Prison Problem: Too Many Empty Cells

The Netherlands has a problem many countries can only dream of: a shortage of prison inmates. While countries like Belgium, Britain, Haiti, Italy, the United States and Venezuela have grappled with … [Read More...]

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