Federal Judge Claudia Wilken this week approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling the settlement humane, innovative and fair. Prisoners celebrated Tuesday’s settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on [...]
The Tehama County Superior Court in northern California has overturned the wrongful conviction of Larry Pohlschneider, a client of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), after nearly 15 years of [...]
The California Nurses Association (CNA) has endorsed former East Bay Assemblymember Sandré Swanson for State Senate. The CNA’s support follows recent endorsements by East Bay leaders and labor groups, including the California School Employees [...]
By Lee Ragin, Jr. When it comes to equal opportunity for women and people of color, one would think that in a state as liberal as California, they would be well represented in the [...]
Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has announced the passage of AB 768, a law that will prohibit the use or possession of smokeless tobacco products in California’s five professional baseball stadiums.
A state bill that was signed into law this past weekend will usher in new police accountability reforms requiring California law enforcement to collect and report identity data on police stops in order to [...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced that the California Department of Justice has been awarded over $2 millions in federal grants to fight gang activity and the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine throughout [...]
By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News In a perfect world, we’d all be as prepared for an earthquake as Jennifer Strauss. In a perfect world, we’d also have an early-warning system to give [...]
The California State Senate this week passed AB 953, the Racial and Identity Profiling Act, following a mass mobilization of California anti-mass incarceration and police accountability organizations to Sacramento lobbying for the passage of [...]
A landmark victory this week to reduce long-term solitary confinement in California will immediately release up to 2,000 prisoners who have been held in isolation for 10 years or more for alleged gang affiliation.