Posts Tagged as "Prison Reform"

Two People Whose Lives Will Improve Thanks To Prop. 47

Jun. 25, 2015 / By
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About 40,000 convicted people will be impacted each year, mostly for drug possession and thefts under $950.

Incarceration Not Effective In Crime Reduction, Study Says

May. 13, 2015 / By
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High incarceration rates have had a pervasively harmful effect on society – especially for women, young black men, and their families.

Why Community Leaders Are Concerned About Police Messaging On Prop. 47

Mar. 25, 2015 / By
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As cities across California implement Prop. 47, Long Beach residents have recently expressed concerns over local police officers’ commentary at community meetings.

Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

Oct. 31, 2014 / By
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Our prisons are now so crowded that the U.S. Supreme Court found them in violation of constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. And the money required to support the exponential growth in California’s incarceration numbers has depleted public resources that could have gone to opportunities and supportive structures for youth through education and social services.

For Children of Reentry, A New Focus on Family Ties

Mar. 23, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet

SACRAMENTO – While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming...

Santa Clara County Families Stop Ban of Letters to Inmates

Aug. 10, 2013 / By
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Congratulations to the families and community of Santa Clara County! We successfully made our voices heard, and stopped the implementation of a jail policy which would have greatly restricted inmates from receiving letters, photos, and all of the other “lifelines” that connect those on the inside to their loved ones on the outside...

The Beat Within

Dec. 28, 2012 / By
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The Beat Within’s mission is to provide incarcerated youth with consistent opportunity to share their ideas and life experiences in a safe space that encourages literacy, self-expression, some critical thinking skills, and healthy, supportive relationships with adults and their community...

Imprisoned and ‘Irrelevant’

Apr. 21, 2012 / By
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The Beat Within, Commentary, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Apr 21, 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author of this piece, Antonio Howard, is currently incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.


Hitting the Reset Button After Prison

Apr. 5, 2012 / By
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News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Richmond Pulse

Editor’s Note: Last October, California began implementation of AB109 and AB117, laws intended to reduce overcrowding in its state prisons...

Wake Up: Learning Responsibility, Behind Bars

Mar. 26, 2012 / By
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The Beat Within, First Person, Ray Sanchez Jr., Posted: Mar 25, 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE: The author of this piece, Ray Sanchez Jr.,