Last week, Judge Carney in the Central District of California wrote a refreshingly accessible, logical, and just opinion declaring California’s death penalty system unconstitutional.  It is worth reading, but I summarize it briefly below.

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Right now, in the United States, close to three million children are growing up with one of their parents, most often their father, in prison. That works out to about one in every 28 kids. For African Americans, the number rises to one in 9. And the consequences are grave.

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What is Justice Reinvestment?
If you Google “Justice Reinvestment” you will find a very jargon-riddled, wordy definition that goes a little something like this:

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    An exhibit from the Supreme Court case showing overcrowding in California prisons. See more photos here.  

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  Tens of thousands of Californians had their vote taken away with the stroke of a pen. In December 2011, the California Secretary of State issued a memo saying that people on post-release community supervision or mandatory supervision are ineligible to vote.

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Ella’s Song is an a cappella piece written by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and performed by the famous heritage group called Sweet Honey in the Rock

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A Letter to Ella Baker
What would you ask a badass activist?

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