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San Quentin State Prison, located in Marin County, is California's only prison for men on death row. Photo courtesy of San Quentin News.

Lawsuits Challenge Solitary Confinement in State Prisons as “Inhumane and Degrading” The “solitary confinement regime…will bring you to the edge of madness,” says Justice Kennedy

Oakland attorney Dan Siegel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held indefinitely in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison’s Adjustment Center, demanding an end to what they consider to be [...]
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Residents Support Water Cutbacks, Worry About Rate Increases

A recent Field poll indicates that 65 percent of Californians support Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction of water use in urban areas. At the same time, seven out of 10 homeowners say that [...]
Attorney General Kamala Harris

Kamala D. Harris, Janet Napolitano Take Steps to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced steps to address the pervasive issue of campus sexual assault on California’s college campuses.   Joined by University of California President Janet Napolitano, law enforcement leaders and victim [...]
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Healthcare Racial Disparities Continue Despite ACA

More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has magnified the deep racial, ethnic and cultural disparities in accessing quality health care in California. <
"Jack London" George Rowan, Jr. Photo by Godfrey Lee.

Jack London George Plays for California’s Bullet Train

“Jack London” George Rowan, Jr. recently gave a piano and vocal performance at the April 14 meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority in support of California’s Bullet Train, which is planned to run [...]
(Left to right) Sitting:  LaNiece Jones, Tahitia Dean, Kathleen Sullivan; Second row: Juana Parra, Kanai Anderson, Quinton Taylor, Rodney Alamo Brown, Joseph Jackson, Taylor Hammond; Top row: Tanya Brown, Ernie Timoteo, Chara Williams, Jerren Thrower, Isaiah Attles, Nicole Brice, Cynthia Pardianas, Sonila Shakeel, MacDaniel Maisel, Emily Lozano, Kristy Hernandez, Francisco Salas, Josiah Zepeda, Baltazar Caceros, Phyllis Qualls, Ariel Vega, Marleni Albarran, Luis Lopez, Fasihia Parvaiz, Taran Saini.

Black Women Lead Communities of Color for Justice for All

On April 15, Black Women Organized for Political Action and the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE) introduced over 100 attendees to the halls where California legislation is created.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Attorney General Kamala Harris Issues Review on Implicit Bias and Use of Force by Law Enforcement

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced the results of an internal California Department of Justice 90-Day Review of its special agent training programs on implicit bias and use of force.