Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

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With the Governor’s signing of the new budget, the controversial practice of time adds in our youth prisons will finally end bringing a sliver of justice and hope to California youth and families.
Jails were not designed to house and care for individuals with mental health issues. However, because our communities are failing to provide adequate mental health services, many of them wind up in our broken criminal and juvenile corrections system.
An analysis of the Supreme Court's decision on juvenile LWOP.
Karen is a 15 year old who will be personally impacted by President Obama's recent decision to help DREAMers.
I’m a Tar Heel born and bred. For the past 22 years. On June 24, 2012, my home state will dedicate a Historical Marker at Highway 158 and East End Avenue to Ella Baker in Littleton, North Carolina.
Recently, a San Antonio newspaper began reporting on a scandal at Lackland Air Force base that is growing by the day. So far at least four Air Force...
For nearly 3 years now, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy has worked side-by-side with coalition members of ReviveOakland to ensure...
Sumayyah recaps this week's historic Federal hearing on solitary confinement.
A deeper analysis of the relationship between climate change and local health outcomes.