Posts Tagged as "Prison"

Formerly Incarcerated & Allies Pushback Against Prison Reform Pullback

May. 9, 2018 / By
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Citing increased crime, a city leader pushes then rolls back an agenda item to support the repeal of criminal justice reforms. But formerly incarcerated communities still have something to say and aren't buying it.

For Youth, Education Program Gives Hope After Incarceration

Jun. 18, 2015 / By
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At Rosie the Riveter Youth Program, “at-risk” youth are considered “at-promise”, and receive an accredited high school education and job training.

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.

AB 2276 Would Catch Incarcerated Kids, Before They Slip Through the Cracks

Sep. 5, 2014 / By
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Of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 percent successfully re-enroll within 30 days of their release from the system.

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...

Re-entry in Los Angeles: Darlene Escalante – by Joseph Rodriguez

Oct. 13, 2013 / By
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We came across this powerful Audio SlideShow and had to share it.

Joe Rodriguez started his extensive career as a documentary photographer making photos of gangs in East Los Angeles, and he has returned to document the effects of long-term incarceration on families there.


Suit Alleges Mistreatment of California Minors With Mental Health Problems

Aug. 14, 2013 / By
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The Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferriss

Minors with mental health problems and other disabilities are held in “unconscionable conditions” of 23-hour solitary confinement and deliberately cut off from education and other rehabilitation at a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall, alleges a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Northern California...

Youth Radio: Uncovering the Injustice in the Juvenile Justice System

Jun. 1, 2013 / By
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This week on the Youth Radio Podcast, we take a close look at two policies within the juvenile justice system: sentencing and restitution, the practice of making youth offenders pay fines to the state, and to the victims of their crimes...

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...

Think Outside the Box: Adalhi and Christian

Nov. 15, 2012 / By
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Just like you, I was born in a corrupt world and just like you, I didn’t choose the time nor the place or the problems before I came into this life...

Think Outside the Box: Jesus and Diana

Nov. 1, 2012 / By and
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By Jesus Almaraz

This chance to decide where this money will be spent it is a great honor...