Robin Urevich: A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
Robin Urevich: A proposed California law would require the attorney general to conduct immediate investigations of immigrant-detention deaths.
Robin Urevich: ICE says immigrant detainees are only obligated to make their beds and avoid clutter. But a for-profit prison company is accused of forcing them to do much more – and for no wages.
Robin Urevich: A year after Janus v. AFSCME, right-to-work forces organize against organized labor in California.
Robin Urevich: Restorative justice remains a new way of thinking for Los Angeles’ 1,300 public schools — even as administrators continue to call the cops on troublesome students.
Robin Urevich: Los Angeles charters suspended black students at almost three times the rate of traditional schools; students with disabilities were suspended at nearly four times the non-charter school rate.
Robin Urevich: Immigration activists and state agencies continue to put pressure on California’s ICE facilities.
Robin Urevich: Orange County lost $1.7 million last year because it neglected to charge ICE the full cost of jailing immigrants in two lock-ups
Robin Urevich: The closure of an immigrant detention center could represent a setback for the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement policies.
Robin Urevich: Angry immigrant rights activists say the generous ICE funding flies in the face of many Democrats’ stated desire to put the brakes on the Trump administration’s deportation surge.
Robin Urevich: Immigrant-detainee suicides indicate that the Stewart Detention Center and ICE are out of step with a trend in corrections to keep seriously mentally ill people out of solitary confinement.
Robin Ucevich: The new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives could pose a challenge to the agency’s chronic overspending — and to its aggressive detention and deportation policies.
Robin Urevich: A plan proposed by the National Park Service would nearly seal off the area surrounding the White House, with only a five-foot-wide stretch of sidewalk remaining open to the public.