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Archive - December 2022
Governor Newsom Grants 10 Holiday Pardons
Governor Gavin Newsom issues ten pardons for decades-old convictions.
Op-Ed: Thoughts of Tookie Williams, executions, & other end-of-the-year contemplations
Seventeen years ago, Stanley Tookie Williams died on my birthday.
The newest disturbing chapter in the struggle to get pepper spray out of LA’s Juvenile Halls
The information about how often and on what youth OC spray was being deployed turned out to be...
New Year, New Laws
A list of 10 justice laws that will activate on January 1.
New study looks at relationship between Reformist DAs & Crime Rates…& finds that facts matter
In 2020, the increase in homicides in dozens of American cities was record-breaking. Yet, less...
A Look at Recent Research Shows That Youth Incarceration Continues to Fail Kids and Their Communities, While Negatively Impacting Public Safety
Report highlights "overwhelming and ever-increasing evidence that incarceration is most often not...
Op-ed: Kids With Trauma Need Support Sooner
I don’t remember my mother and father ever being together. My nana was the primary caregiver for...
Prisons increasingly offer incarcerated people photo copies of letters instead of the real thing
Increasingly, people in prison receive photocopies of the mail their families send.