Tag Archives: California Prisons

Senator Loni Hancock

Senators Hancock and Leno File Legal Brief Against Death Penalty

Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, has filed a legal brief supporting the elimination of California’s death penalty. Senator Hancock was joined in filing the brief by Senator Mark Leno [...]

Judge Goodman Denies Prison Release for Richard Johnson Says he doesn't believe in the 2012 Three Strikes Reform Act, Cites Johnson's Affiliation with BGF

Special to the Post   Richard Johnson, who is currently serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for a third, non-violent felony conviction, is qualified for resentencing and release under the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D).  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]