January 2013

A look at Gov. Brown’s State of the State address.

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As the immigration reform debate heats up will we truly create a pathway to citizenship for aspiring Americans or simply follow the loser on failed, enforcement-first approaches?

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Overcrowded.
A personal look into California's crowded prisoners.

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We are proud to be a supporter of the Chowchilla Freedom Rally this weekend.

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Private Prisons: "Horrific"
Last week, I spoke with LaNita Mitchell, a Families for Books Not Bars member who hasn't seen her son in 3 years because he's in a private prison in Oklahoma.

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On living the dream of justice
A blog adapted from a speech given by our National Campaigner, Rev. Rhina Ramos.

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"I Have a Dream"
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and shared that dream with hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall. Today, with more than 2 million people locked behind bars, we have a dream to reduce the incarceration rate by 50% in the next 10 years. Let's get started now.

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The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA just announced that they're considering converting the company to a Real Estate Investment Trust, which is a special tax designation for real estate companies.

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Debt and the Rolling Jubilee
How debt impacts Americans and the Rolling Jubilee aims to help.

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Pepper Spray Victory
An update on the use of pepper spray in the DJJ.

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