california prison reform

Freedom to Choose comes into both the men and women's prisons twice a year and the inmates can come to the workshops as often
The Urban Institute released a "Prison Population Forecaster," which reveals some uncomfortable truths about the steps required to end mass incarceration.
Last February, California won two additional years to reduce overcrowding in its prisons under an order issued by the panel
"It's a labor issue because mass incarceration means literally millions of people work jobs in prisons for pennies an hour
Since January, she said, Hughes has become an "absolutely critical" spokesman, cutting television ads to show that the referendum
"At least in three states we now know that the prison population can be reduced by about 25% with little or no adverse effect
It has taken a long time, far too long, but politicians seem finally to have realized how catastrophically expensive it is for the United States to lock up more people than any other country on the planet.
The largest prison education program in California is thriving at Ironwood State Prison, where men are transcribing college textbooks into Braille, learning trade skills and where an astonishing 1200+ students have earned college degrees.
San Diego’s Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is building sites for its new Farm and Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) program
California lawmakers made a move this week toward reforming a drug policy that has been widely criticized for unfairly punishing
“I walk the jails every month,” said Herman Avilez, the head of California Drug Counseling, a group that provides substance
But that didn't satisfy the federal judges, who have given the state until the end of February to come up with a plan to
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill on Saturday to reduce the penalty for offenders caught for simple drug possession.
Leno said his bill would have helped Brown meet the federal court order. "Brown's veto message was a bit of a fig leaf," Leno
But opponents see the move as just another setback for criminal justice in a state that incarcerates more individuals than
Romero recently calculated that his 19 years in prison cost the state about $1 million. "I lost out on my life, and society
Advocates for prison reform say that the state could exceed that goal if it expands the number of inmates eligible to earn
Under Brown’s leadership, California has introduced its own reforms, granting county governments more authority in deciding
California's prison system is one of the largest and most crowded in the country. The governor’s plan, which still needs
Instead, Brown and legislative leaders are discussing a proposal to create an unconventional partnership between the state's