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This Saturday: SSDP’s Western Regional Conference

Students for Sensible Drug Policy are holding their annual conference at UC Hastings in San Francisco this coming Saturday. Yours truly will be speaking, but the real reason to show

A Sentence Apart: Watch Free Documentary about Families of Inmates

The powerful short film A Sentence Apart depicts the lives of three people with family members in California prisons. And until March 15, you can watch it for free with

More Voting Controversies

“Those swept up in this system too often had their rights rescinded, their dignity diminished, and the full measure of their citizenship revoked for the rest of their lives,” Mr.

Juveniles in Solitary: News

Lots of things moving in the right direction in the world of solitary confinement. For one thing, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano has just introduced AB 1652, the product of the legislative

Solitary Confinement Hearings Aftermath

The SHU hearings in Sacramento yesterday were a success from the inmates’ rights perspective. The Sac Bee reports: Corrections officials have touted a new pilot program allowing inmates to ease

Lots of Big News

I’m hard at work on book revisions and other projects, and updates have been scarce. But there are lots of big news, so here is a roundup of links: A

Now: SHU Hearing in Sacramento

Tune in NOW for the legislative hearings regarding the SHU, gang validation policies, and the new CDCR regulations to remove gang status.

BREAKING NEWS: CDCR To Ease Gang Restrictions

Reported an hour ago by the Associated Press: Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison