In California

Senate Bill 1506 will be voted upon in state senate before the end of the month Voters overwhelmingly believe that California’s prisons and jails are overcrowded and want more alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders, according to new poll released today. Support for the shift...
Contact Media Relations Manager Abel Habtegeorgis (510) 910 - 2672 Prisons Spared While Higher Education and Health Services Suffer Further Cuts (Oakland, CA) Despite ongoing failures and shocking abuse , the Governor once again backed down on his budget proposal to close California’s state...
TOILETS BROKEN, SEWAGE, CHEMICAL AGENTS ALL DOCUMENTED IN YOUTH-LED PETITION TO VENTURA YOUTH PRISON For Immediate Release: 2/2/2012 Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis Media Relations Manager (510) 428-3939 x232 abel@ellabakercenter.org (Camarillo, CA) -Youth inside one of California’s most notorious...
California, often a trendsetter, could make history if it approves Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to close all state-run youth prisons and eliminate its state Division of Juvenile Justice. Much depends, though, on whether the state’s politically influential prison guards, probation officers and...