Justice System


by Joaquin DiazDeLeon
Aug 09, 2011


Joaquin DiazDeLeon says what happened to him in the youth prison system shouldn't happen to anyone.

Report: Prison population reductions insufficient

by Marisa Lagos
Aug 06, 2011


Kris Lev-Twombly, of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, said the "solution to overcrowding will never be sending prisoners involuntarily out of state or building new prisons."

Contra Costa Times Readers' Forum: Sentencing reform needed in wake of Supreme Court ruling

by Theshia Naidoo, Allen Hopper and Kris Lev-Twombley
Jun 10, 2011


HE U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a federal court order requiring California to reduce its prison population by approximately 33,000 within two years.

KPFA Special Broadcast

May 18, 2011


California is slashing funding for education and health care while billions of dollars in incarceration costs remain untouched.

Most California voters say possessing small amount of illegal drugs should be misdemeanor, not felony

by John Hoeffel
Apr 11, 2011


A strong majority of California voters believe the penalty for possession of a small amount of an illegal drug for personal use should be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor...


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