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One County’s Success Story with Realignment

February 3, 2014 – from SacBee Something is happening, quietly, in Contra Costa County that should get the attention of the entire state. If it did, we could be on the road to much better, more cost-effective policies for keeping our communities safe. Since October 2011, California counties have faced a new responsibility for their criminal justice populations. […]

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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits

Folks at Fair Chance Project Meeting

Mentally ill prisoners at America’s most famous prison win the day in court — but still have a long way to go to get the relief they’ve requested. Andrew Cohen Apr 25 2013, in The Atlantic In a rebuke to the Obama Administration, a noted federal judge in Denver Tuesday refused to dismiss two pending civil […]

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Comment on: Parole board can’t require admission of guilt

Parole board can’t require admission of guilt This is part of an article published in SF Gate, 04/01/11: A murder convict who appears to be rehabilitated after decades behind bars can’t be denied parole merely because he continues to declare his innocence, a state appeals court has ruled. California law prohibits the parole board from requiring […]

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