February, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

...introduction of legislation in California that would make the maximum penalty for possession of drugs for personal use one year in county jail rather than the current three years.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) introduced legislation that will define and limit the use of solitary confinement at state and county juvenile correctional facilities.

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Huffington Post
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I've been working on issues of police accountability, locked-up youth, violence, and community investment for a long time. Sometimes I think that no example of injustice could still surprise me. I was recently proved wrong. > more
SF Examiner
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BART police are adopting a more community-oriented law enforcement strategy, designed to increase officer accountability and help identify systemic crime problems.

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La Opinion
Sunday, February 12, 2012
"Entre más cerca estén los presos de sus comunidades y familias y los condados los apoyen con programas innovadores, tienen la ventaja de no reincidir", consideró. > more
iWatch
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Complaints by both a current ward at Ventura and the Ella Baker Human Rights Center in San Francisco include charges of overuse of solitary confinement — a previously documented practice — filthy showers, toilets that overflow and leak and air vents that smell like sewage. > more
East Bay Express
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Ella Baker Center teamed up with KQED and Independent Television Service to host tonight's screening, which will include a panel discussion with Ceasefire members, Youth ALIVE!, California Youth Outreach, and Ella Baker Center representative Abel Habtergeorgis. > more
La Opinion
Monday, February 6, 2012
Cerca de 10,500 personas han apoyado la carta que escribió el recluso Lino Silva de la correccional de Ventura y que se publicó el 30 de enero de 2012, en la cual denuncia abusos e irregularidades en sus instalaciones. > more
Thursday, February 2, 2012

TOILETS BROKEN, SEWAGE, CHEMICAL AGENTS ALL DOCUMENTED IN YOUTH-LED PETITION TO VENTURA YOUTH PRISON

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