Nell Bernstein

Nell-Bernstein-Nell Bernstein, an award-winning author and journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, is editor-at-large for Equal Voice News. Her latest book, “Burning Down the House,” argues for shutting down the country’s juvenile prisons and returning children to communities. On Twitter, she is @nellbernstein.
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How Much Does Prop 47 Really Cost?

California has long been seen as a harbinger on crime and punishment. During the tough-on-crime 1980s and ‘90s, California led the charge, passing “Three Strikes” and other harsh sentencing laws that became a model for other states to follow. In California, these laws led to prison crowding so extreme that the federal government put the whole system under receivership. The tide is beginning to turn on criminal justice. California is again setting the national tone, first by rolling back … [Read more...]