April, 2007

Conscious Choice Magazine
Monday, April 30, 2007
Is the Green Movement too White? Van Jones proposes a solution. > more
CBS5 and CBS13
Saturday, April 28, 2007
CBS5 and CBS13 report on the changes that are underway in California's youth prison system: Sally Lieber and Books Not Bars are working to shut it down and transition to county-run restorative centers. Watch the Video > more
Hard Knock Radio, KPFA
Friday, April 27, 2007
Ella Baker Center staffers Joyce Cook and Lourdes Duarte celebrate the vote in the Public Safety Committee to close California's youth prisons. They explain how this victory will help California's youth receive the services they need to be rehabilitated, in a system similar to Missouri's.
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The Stockton Record
Thursday, April 26, 2007
A proposal by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, would over the next two years close down youth prisons across the state, including the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility outside Stockton, and send wards to county-operated detention and treatment facilities. The bill, which was passed by the Assembly Public Safety Committee earlier this week on a 5-2 vote, is not the first such proposal to send committed youth offenders closer to home and families, but it is gaining attention - and criticism. > more
KPFA Radio
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Legislation to close California's youth prisons has passed the first hurdle to becoming law. The Public Safety committee voted in favor of AB 1655, a bill to close the Division of Juvenile Justice and return the youth to smaller facilities close to their families, has passed the Public Safety Committee and will now be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
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Stockton Record
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
A bill that calls for closing down the state’s youth prisons, including Stockton’s N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility, has passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee in a first big hurdle. > more
Oakland Post
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
When young community activists and independent hip-hop recording artists noticed that too many of Oakland's 148 homicide victims last year were under the age of 24, they decided they couldn't stay silent. > more
The Record
Monday, April 9, 2007
The recent legislation being introduced by state Rep. Curren Price, D-Inglewood, would ensure that families would have access to their incarcerated children, reducing recidivism rates. Families attest to this inexpensive and proven measure to bolster public safety and would eliminate the bureaucratic barriers to visits and contact. > more
KPFK Evening News
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Books Not Bars and State Rep. Curren Price (D-Inglewood) officially introduce the Family Connection Bill, legislation that will help keep families of incarcerated youth intact, reduce recidivism and reduce depression and suicide among youth prisoners.
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