Mass incarceration

“Restore Our Rights” – End Disenfranchisement of Californians with Felony Convictions

Posted in Elections & Voting Rights, Equal Rights/Equity, Mass incarceration, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, voting rights Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) is hosting…

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Hold Sheriff Accountable for Human Rights Violations at Alameda County Jail, Says New Report

Posted in Economic Development, Mass incarceration, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated “Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with…

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East Oakland Organizations Unveil New Grassroots People’s Agenda

East Oakland residents gathered in front of city hall his week to unveil a community-created East Oakland…

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Oakland Anti-Displacement Coalition Says “Speak Out to Stay Put!”

Carroll Fife (top left), a co-founder of the Oakland Alliance, spoke at a workshop on developing an…

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California’s New Racial Profiling Law Seen as First Step Toward Police Accountability

Posted in Mass incarceration, Police-Public Safety California Highway Patrol officer stands outside the office of Gov. Jerry Brown as protestors…

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Landmark Victory Curbs Long-term Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

Posted in Mass incarceration, Police-Public Safety, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated Family members of prisoners, demonstrators and lawyers celebrated last week’s landmark settlement reducing…

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Ferguson, Missouri Judge Throws Out Arrest Warrants; Local Activists Say Change in Oakland Courts Long Overdue

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Ferguson/Black Lives Matter, Mass incarceration, Police-Public Safety By Ken Epstein A new municipal court judge in Ferguson, Mo….

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We Must Speak Up” for Racial Justice, Say Teen Leaders and Rep. Barbara Lee

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Immigrant Rights, Mass incarceration, Oakland Job Programs, Police-Public Safety, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated, Restorative Justice Calling for Black-Brown unity, a youth said, “The…

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Is America Hearing the Message Resonating from Behind Prison Walls?

Posted in Commentary, Equal Rights/Equity, Mass incarceration, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated By Troy William Commentary After reading articles written by Richard Johnson (in the…

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Commentary: Practice Restorative Justice to Shut Down Mass Incarceration

Posted in Commentary, Education/Schools/Youth, Mass incarceration, Police-Public Safety, Restorative Justice By Troy Williams According to the American Civil Liberties Union the school-to-prison pipeline…

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