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Death Row Inmates Oppose Prop 34… But You Should Support It

This morning’s fascinating story on the Chron brings us unexpected commentary about Prop 34: The voices of death row inmates themselves. And, as Bob Egelko tells us, they oppose the

Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan Publicly Endorse SB9

Wow! Talk about narrow coalitions! First we get Pat Robertson’s enthusiastic support of marijuana legalization, and now this: Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan offering support for Senate Bill 9, which

Pelican Bay Inmates Reach Agreement to End Racial Hostilities in CA Institutions

Yeah – you read it right. What follows is the press release: ***** The statement calls for the cessation of all hostilities between groups to commence October 10, 2012, in

Should Inmates’ First Amendment Speech Allow for Media Interviews?

An interesting bill lies on Governor Brown’s desk, awaiting his signature: AB 1270 would allow, and set procedures for, media interviews with prisoners. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, would

Judge Henderson Orders Continuation of Receivership

A lengthy battle has been fought between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the federal Receiver, Clark Kelso. Long before Brown v. Plata, Judge Thelton Henderson placed

SAVE THE DATE!!! CCC 2013 Conference

The UC Hastings Criminal Justice Institute,  the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, and the California Correctional Crisis Blog are happy to invite  YOU to attend the California Correctional Crisis

Felon Disenfranchisement and the California Realignment

In 1974,  California voters passed a constitutional amendment extending voting rights to all Californians with criminal records, save for those “imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony.”

“Smart on Crime”: Retreating from Punitive Discourse Citing Financial Prudence

 In the decades prior to the financial crisis, as Jonathan Simon writes in Governing Through Crime, no politician, regardless of party affiliation, could afford to sound “soft on crime.” Propositions running

Prop 34 – Death Penalty “Replacement” and the Money Argument

This month, my posts here will be cross-posted at PrawfsBlawg.  **** As a first post, I want to introduce a voter initiative on the November ballot – Prop 34, also known