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Unlock the Door to Re-Entry: How We Can Support Homecoming

Terri Brown opens her home to KC Matthews, who was recently released from prison. Since his release, KC has obtained his Social Security and...

Perils of Probate: Probate Court Destroys Lives of Mother and Daughter

Gerarda White-Penny (left) and daughter London Penny. Bonnie Lou White and Gerarda White-Penny had a perfect life.  Mother and daughter lived together, each doing their...

Report on Alameda County Jails Reveals Dastardly Conditions

Oakland Community Organization’s Live Free Committee released a four-page report titled “What’s Up With Our Jails?” on Oct. 2, detailing several issues and injustices...

Bill Passes Senate Allowing Judges to Strike Sentence Enhancement for Prior...

The California Senate recently passed Senate Bill 1393, the Fair and Just Sentencing Reform Act,  which reinstates judicial discretion to the application of the...

Three Legislative Bills Seek to Reform Incarceration in California

Jerome Dixon convicted of a murder he didn’t commit spent 21 years in jail, now exposes students to experiences relative to the judicial system,...

Open Letter: County Board of  Supervisors Should Reject Transfer of Youth Center...

By Chris Iglesias and Joe BrooksLet’s not play politics with our youth. The school to prison pipeline is a reality for many Black and...

Community Groups Break Ground on Center for Job Training and Restorative...

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) held a groundbreaking rally and press conference Wednesday to announce...

How Los Angeles Became the Capital of Incarceration

For several years, UCLA history professor Kelly Lytle Hernández has reached into Los Angeles history, back before the city was even city or California...

Opinion: Send Cards to Incarcerated Moms for Mother’s Day

 By Simone Thelemaque, President - BWOPA Oakland/Berkeley ChapterThis past month has felt very heavy, as I found myself deeply triggered by the violent attacks...

John Burris Discusses “Race and Criminal Justice”

Well-known Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris, who has gained a national reputation for representing, victims of police abuse, spoke recently to local students...
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