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For Police a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Health

The 911 caller had reported a man with a samurai sword, lunging at people on the waterfront. It was evening, and when the police arrived, they saw the man pacing the beach and called to him. He … [Read More...]

Bigger Than Incarceration: Angela Davis Talks Mass Criminalization, Mental Health and the War on Drugs

Earlier this month, iconic scholar, author and political activist Angela Davis joined a public conversation organized by the Drug Policy Alliance to discuss drug policy and criminal-justice … [Read More...]

The Sheriff and His Jails

Prop. 47 may have given the sheriff more power to manage his jails. Or not. The county needs an answer Who runs the Los Angeles County jails? It's a more complicated question than it might appear. … [Read More...]

Young Adult Prisons Are Not the Answer

n his sweeping history of juvenile corrections in California, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) Executive Director, Daniel Macallair, asserts that, “[t]hroughout the history of California … [Read More...]

Asset Forfeiture’s Unintended Poor Victims

Who knew the aggressive law enforcement tool to weaken and discourage organized crime would sweep up unintended poor victims who are unjustly losing their property? Here in California there is … [Read More...]

Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Rev. Troy Vaughn: Facing the Reentry Challenge with Clarity

The U.S. Dept of Justice has declared this week to be National Reentry Week. Justice Not Jails is marking the occasion with an interview with Rev. Troy Vaughn, interim executive director of the Los … [Read More...]

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