Tag Archives: prison

Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Senator Loni Hancock met with panelists in Oakland to discuss bail reform for California on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Rob Bonta’s office.

Local Lawmakers Pushing for Bail Reform to “Fix Broken System” Bail bonds turn jails into a “debtors’ prison”

Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in order to be released while their case is pending.
In two years, the debaters from the Bard Debate Union at Eastern New York Correctional Facility have become a formidable team, beating the likes of West Point and Harvard. Photo courtesy of David Register.

New York Prison Inmates Defeat Harvard’s Prestigious Debate Team Our prison debate team beat Harvard’s. Here’s how we did it.

By David Register, courtesy of The Guardian   On September 18, after facing off against Harvard at the (Eastern New York Correctional Facility), our debaters were deemed the winners by a veteran panel of debate [...]
President Obama visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Thursday, July 16. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP.

President Obama Speaks at Federal Prison, Calls for Criminal Justice Reform First President to Visit a Prison

President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.

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.
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Legislation to Teach Community College Courses in Jail

  An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]