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Activists Wary On Choice For Alameda County Probation Chief

by Bob Melrose
Nov 10, 2010


As the Alameda County Board of Supervisors decides on a new chief probation officer, some in the community are hoping for transparency in the high-profile appointment.

Letters to Washington - Mehserle Sentencing

Nov 10, 2010


Our Executive Director, Jakada Imani, discusses the Mehserle sentencing and our call for the federal prosecution of Johannes Mehserle and his collegues.

Preston juvenile facility closure to hit hard for economy in Ione

by Loretta Kalb
Oct 27, 2010


The Preston announcement was lauded by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland. The facility has been likened to a dungeon, said Sumayyah Waheed, who directs the center's "Books not Bars" campaign aimed at transforming the juvenile justice system.

What Are Your Rights When Confronted by Police?

Oct 22, 2010


Listen to Jennifer, Policy Advocate for our <a href="">Books Not Bars Campaign</a>, spell out your rights when confronted by the Police.

Juvenile justice goes local

by Rina Palta
Oct 22, 2010


Yesterday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced they're closing the Preston Youth Correctional Facility, the oldest operational juvenile detention center in California.

Youth Advocates Cheer State's Decision to Close Juvenile Facility

by Cy Musiker
Oct 22, 2010


California prison authorities will soon begin closing its oldest lockup for teenagers-the Preston Youth Correctional Facility in Ione. southeast of Sacramento.

Landmark Lode prison to ship inmates to Stockton

by Keith Reid
Oct 22, 2010


The 116-year-old Preston Youth Correctional Facility in Ione will be closed as a cost-cutting measure and the majority of its 224 inmates relocated to Stockton.

Recent high-profile assaults have raised concern about non-revocable parole status

by Scott Johnson
Oct 18, 2010


"NRP is a step in the right direction," said Kris Lev-Twombly, the director of programs at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland.

Wilmington residents march to refinery in Prop. 23 protest

by Donna Littlejohn
Oct 14, 2010


A rally urging residents to vote no on Proposition 23 drew a crowd of about 100 to a Wilmington park late Thursday afternoon, ending in a protest march to a nearby refinery.

Van Jones, Dolores Huerta speak against Prop. 23

by Josh Richman
Oct 12, 2010


Proposition 23, the ballot measure that would roll back California’s greenhouse gas emissions law, would kill jobs and prevent environmental improvements in communities of color, three noted human-rights activists said today.


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