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Benefit Concert for SAFE California

Love Conquers Death: Music and Readings to Benefit Safe California Join CCC staff and local musicians and actors in an evening of music and readings. All proceeds go to SAFE

Deterrence and the Death Penalty: New Report from National Research Council

Before the public conversation about the death penalty was all about money, and before the legal conversation was all about chemicals and devices, before the emergence of innocence projects, research

MORE BREAKING NEWS: CDCR Announces $1.5 Billion Cuts By Doing the Right Things

This is shaping up to be quite a dramatic day here at CCC! CDCR has a brand new report out in which it announces plans to cut $1.5 billion out

BREAKING NEWS: Bill to Replace Death Penalty with LWOP Qualifies for Ballot

SAFE California’s bill to replace the death penalty with life without parole has officially qualified for the 2012 Ballot, having easily surpassed the number of signatures required. CCC will throw

Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Earlier this week, the Public Safety Committee killed SB 1363, a bill that would disallow subjecting any minors, whether in prison or in jail, to solitary confinement, unless they pose

Tomorrow: Protest Day Against Mass Incarceration

Tomorrow is a national day of action to stop mass incarceration. Events in Southern and Northern CA: Los Angeles Convergence at 4pm, Pershing Square, downtown LA, 5th and OliveMarch at

New Bill Proposal to CIrcumvent Wholesale Strip Seaches in CA

This recent post discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, in which strip searches were allowed for all those entering

Housing People of Imperfection

The Bay Guardian features an interesting insider look at correctional policy and realignment by Eugene Alexander Day, a three-striker in Soledad Prison. It’s worth a read in its entirety. Here’s

Gun Production and Gun Murder Rates? An Exercise in Data Interpretation

Today’s Prison Law Blog, an outfit I like and respect, features a guest post by Peter Wagner from the Prison Policy Initiative. Wagner tries to make an anti-gun argument based on

Connecticut Becomes 17th State to Abolish the Death Penalty

The Los Angeles Times reports that the vote was 86-62. And here’s Governor Malloy’s “I’m not soft on crime” reaction to the vote: Malloy praised the vote, which came at 10:57