Prison Reform

The prison population in the United States is larger than any other country. The growth of our prison system is unmatched.

If Prop. 47 Stalls, Women of Color Will Be Hurt Most

Trishawn Carey

Susan Burton: California is the world’s No. 1 jailer of women, who are three times more likely than men to be in prison for low-level, nonviolent offenses. With racial bias playing a significant role in sentencing, the numbers are even higher for black and brown women.

A Three-Sided Power Shift on Prison Reform

It is the older people, who have spent longer in prison, that are most prepared to start a new life

Bruce Reilly: It is the older people, who have spent longer in prison, that are most prepared to start a new life; and we have the lowest rates of continued criminal activity. Yet starting a new life that includes an official job and an official home can literally be impossible for some.

Justice 4 Ahjah

Justice 4 Ahjah

hjah Dixon was a young college student who had a passion for chess and a bright future ahead of her. Still grieving for the loss of her brother who died at the hands of the New York City Police, Ahjah moved to Corsicana, Texas to attend Navarro College. In her new environment, Ahjah found the […]

An Inmate’s Word to the Wise

Juvenile Offender

‘m Ronald, but the Streets know me as “Duke.” These days I’m called Brother Shabazz, due to my Muslim faith. I was born in South Central Los Angeles, raised in the Pueblo Projects, home of the Notorius 52 Bishop Blood Gang. Though we lived in the city, my mom (born in Alabama in 1929) and […]

California Bill Can End Solitary Confinement for Youth

End Solitary Confinement for Youth

Angela M. Chung: Rosemary, a trauma survivor with a history of depression and suicide attempts, was placed in solitary confinement for six weeks before her suicide. She repeatedly asked to see her counselor but was ignored. She hung herself with a bed sheet.