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Thank You for Supporting Homeboy Industries!

I just donated the full amount raised by my marathon swim in Tampa Bay this weekend to Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. Thank you to all those who contributed! It

Today in the Senate: Abolishing Solitary for Juveniles?

SB 61, proposed by Leland Yee and scheduled to be voted on today in the Senate, aims at abolishing solitary confinement for juvenile inmates, except for periods not exceeding 24

Three-Judge-Panel: State Must Comply with Population Reduction Order; Jerry Threatened with Contempt

Image from CDCR’s three-judge-panel page. A decision came out yesterday from the three-judge-panel that issued the original Plata v. Schwarzenegger decision: The state must comply with the original order. Moreover,

NYT Article on School-To-Prison-Pipeline

Photo credit Michael Stravato for the New York Times. Today’s New York Times story addresses the school-to-prison pipeline: The effectiveness of using police officers in schools to deter crime or

Federal Court: Mental Health System Not Improved Enough – Special Master Stays

We’ve been remiss in reporting the major development in the Coleman case – the counterpart to Plata that addressed the deficiencies in the mental health system. To Governor Brown’s dismay,

Reporter Nancy Mullane on Death Row

Photo courtesy Life of the Law. The fantastic website Life of the Law includes an insightful piece by Nancy Mullane about her visit to Death Row. “It’s all politics,” [death