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Ashker v. Brown: Guest Post by Hali Ford

A long line of high school students filed into the courthouse at 2 o’clock.  One attorney told me she had never seen such a turn out for oral arguments.  Judge

Litigating Solitary Confinement: Class Certification in Ashker v. Brown – Guest post by Brittany Stonesifer

Around a hundred people – family members, activists, lawyers, reporters, and even a group of high school history students – gathered yesterday outside the Oakland Courthouse to advocate an end

Tonight, 7-8, KALW City Visions: Program on Reentry

This evening, 7-8, on KALW – please tune in!

California Realignment Resources

This post will be continuously updated and serve as a bibliography of published works and works in progress on the California Criminal Justice Realignment. If you are working on similar

Researching the California Criminal Justice Realignment

I am in Seattle, WA, for the West Coast Law and Society Retreat, where we just finished a panel examining various perspectives on the criminal justice realignment. The panel featured

On Gov. Brown’s Desk

Gov. Brown signing a bill. Photocourtesy the Examiner. The legislative session has ended, and many criminal justice bills are on Governor Brown’s desk, awaiting his signature or veto. Here are

Ashker v. Brown: Solitary Confinement Lawsuit Seeking Class Certification

The struggle against long-term solitary confinement continues even after the end of the hunger strike. A group of inmates is suing Gov. Brown and CDCR, hoping for an injunction to

BREAKING NEWS: Ban the Box Passes Senate Floor!

Thanks to your efforts, phone calls, and lobbying, Ban the Box has passed the Senate Floor, 21-16, and will now go to the Governor. Good things can happen when good

Ban the Box Needs Your Help!

Cheauvon, and other honest and accountable formerly incarcerated people who are looking for work and want to take responsibility for their lives, need YOUR help! AB 218, otherwise known as

New CJCJ Data: The Problem is in the Counties

Jerry, hold your horses; perhaps a comprehensive state plan is not what we need. New fact sheets produced by CJCJ based on data from CDCR and the Criminal Justice Statistics