Jessica Otero’s request to the judge, made in neat handwriting, was simple: She wanted a second chance. Ten years after she was convicted of driving an illegal immigrant across the border, her felony … [Read More...]
A majority of the Board of Supervisors wants a smaller jail. Numerous reform advocates and thinkers want a smaller jail. The Times wants a smaller jail — because for too many years the county has … [Read More...]
Imagine you’re on your way to buy a used car and a police officer pulls you over. After asking you a few questions, the officer asks to search your car. Knowing you’ve done nothing wrong, you agree. … [Read More...]
East Bay advocates want juvenile jails to stop isolating inmates — but correction officials continue to argue that the questionable tactic is essential to control "dangerous" kids.
n 1995, when he … [Read More...]
On the main road through Lower Lake, a town of 1,294 people in the heart of Northern California's Lake County, spray-painted signs reading, "THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS!" hang from fences and windows. Over … [Read More...]
Having a voice in police policy-making has been a major demand of community groups since the 1960s. But various reforms have provided only a very limited voice at best, or have been largely window … [Read More...]