Archive for August, 2011

Diverse Group of State and National Organizations Urge Passage of Senate Bill 9

August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011 Speaker John Pérez California Assembly State Capitol P.O. Box 9422849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0046 Fax: 916-319-2146 Dear Speaker Pérez: We write to you to express our full support for Senate Bill 9, the California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, and we urge its passage by the California Assembly. Senate Bill 9 is broadly […]

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More Incarceration Is Not the Answer

August 19, 2011

In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way. by Ruth Wilson Gilmore posted Aug 19, 2011 Photo by Angrod Taralom Last month, more than 6,000 people in prisons throughout California went on hunger strikes to protest inhumane  living […]

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13 States Closing Prisons While California Continues to Build

August 4, 2011

MEDIA ALERT—August 4, 2011 13 States Closing Prisons While California Continues to Build Press Contact:    Isaac Ontiveros Communications Director, Critical Resistance Phone:  510-517-6612 Oakland – A recent report by The Sentencing Project documents for the first time the growing trend of nationwide prison closures. The report, On the Chopping Block: State Prison Closings, notes that, […]

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