September 2008

Children's Defense Fund: No on Prop 6
Calling it a "step backwards for California's children and communities," the Children's Defense Fund joins the Ella Baker Center in taking a strong stand against Proposition 6. One of the most harmful provisions of Prop 6 is to try more children as adults -- even though studies show that children's brains are different and that outcomes for youth in adult prison are even worse than those that go to juvenile hall. In their own words:

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Our very own Joyce Cook is participating in the Equal Voices for America's Families Lifecasting Across the Digital Divide project. Each week, she records a new video and adds it to her page, chronicling the life of a mother working to reform California's youth prison system. Follow Joyce as she reflects on the political process, talks about life in Richmond, and shares Books Not Bars victories.

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