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Breaking Up with Private Prisons Can Be Hard to Do

In a major reversal, the feds announced Thursday they plan to phase out the use of private prisons. Good thing, too, after reports of abuses and safety problems. California is also pulling back and … [Read More...]

Prop 47 Brings Arrests To 55+ Year Low

California saw its overall arrests plunge to a record-breaking low last year following the adoption of Proposition 47, a voter-approved initiative to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes, … [Read More...]

Reforming California’s Bail System

See Part 1: California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish The U.S. Department of Justice recently stated that holding people in jail simply because they cannot afford to post bail violates their … [Read More...]

Where the Death Penalty Still Lives

On a Saturday evening in July 2013, just before 6:30, James Rhodes was recorded on a surveillance camera walking into a Metro PCS cellphone store in Jacksonville, Fla. He was wearing a black do-rag … [Read More...]

When Police Body Cameras Aren’t the Answer

  Earlier this month, a too familiar tragedy unfolded in East Los Angeles when Los Angeles police officers shot and killed 14-year-old Jesse Romero. Witness accounts vary — the police … [Read More...]

It’s Not Legal Yet

Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade A report released recently by the Drug Policy Alliance finds that there were nearly half a million marijuana felony and misdemeanor … [Read More...]

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