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Press Releases:

April: Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test

February: State Analyst Follows Community Demands, Says No to $250 Million for Jail Expansion

January: Governor reneges on promise for sustainable prison population reduction, funds new jail construction

January: CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan

 

Press Coverage:

Commentary: Bill Would Repeal Ineffective Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions, The Davis Vanguard, 5/24/16

Reject More Jail Expansion and invest in prevention, re-entry, The Sacramento Bee, 5/23/16

Senate Committee Votes Against Jail Construction Funding, Highland Community News, 5/19/16

California Senate Reluctant to Repeal Drug Sentencing Policy, The Real News, 5/16/16

The Pacifica Evening News, 5/13/16

Prison, Jail Expansion hidden behind supposed “Investments to Rehabilitation and Reentry” in revised state budget,” Highland News, 5/13/16

Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test, Los Angeles Sentinel, 4/13/16

Advocates Challenge Law Enforcement on How Prop. 47 Savings Should Be Spent, New America Media, 3/29/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 3/23/16

California’s Elderly Parole Program forcing victims to face attackers decades later, San Jose Mercury News, 3/20/16

Pursuing Alternative Facilities, City Tries to keep $80 million SoMa Jail Grant on the table, Hoodline, 3/8/16

Enhancements Leave Thousands of California Inmates With Extraordinarily Long Sentences,
NBC Bay Area, 2/26/16

Governor Hopes Californians’ Tough Views on Crime Have Eased, ABC News, 1/28/16

Gov. Brown hopes Californians’ tough views on crime have eased, KPCC, 1/28/16

Governor hopes Californians’ tough views on crime have eased, KSBW, 1/28/16

Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims to free certain felons earlier and have fewer juveniles tried as adults, US News and World Report, 1/27/16

Gov. Brown’s Initiative to Reduce Prison Population Would Free Nonviolent Felons Earlier, NBC Los Angeles, 1/27/16

Governor Proposes Ballot Measure on Criminal Sentences, ABC, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, Miami Herald, 1/27/16

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, San Mateo Daily Journal, 1/27/17

Gov. Brown proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, San Francisco Examiner, 1/27/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, Columbus Telegram, 1/27/16

Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/27/16

CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan: ‘A concerning vision of a more powerful prison system’, San Francisco Bay View, 1/22/16

Upfront, KPFA, 1/8/16

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget: Rapid response, Sacramento Bee, 1/7/16

Pacifica Evening News, KPFA, 1/7/16

 

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