Hunger Strike

pelican bay

*+-Jonathan Simon: In California’s SHU, scores of prisoners have served more than twenty years of such conditions, and hundreds for more than ten.

6 Rules for Becoming a Prosecutor

criminal prosecutor

*+-Bruce Reilly: Hardly any new prosecutor will get a made-for-TV movie case, write a book, and get on the speaking circuit. The real job is very repetetive, threatening to jade and bleed your soul.

Racial Justice in the Criminal Justice System

LA City Council Adopts Ferguson-like Citation Program -- by Patty Bellasalma

*+-Sharon Kyle: While most Americans are cognizant of the disproportionate representation of Black and Brown men in our prisons, fewer are aware of criminal justice system’s selective enforcement of laws and selective use of penalties which often results in racially biased outcomes.

Replacing the Death Penalty

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

*+-Andy Love: Being on the front lines, capital defense practitioners have experienced first hand the unfairness, arbitrariness and unreliability of California’s capital punishment scheme.

From Behind Bars to Law School

new orleans

*+-Bruce Reilly: I came to New Orleans knowing but a few criminal justice activists, legal professionals, and some friends of friends. It was good to have folks who knew I had spent twelve years locked in prison.