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Heated debate over tougher punishment for sex crimes as some worry it could unfairly affect California’s minorities

This is from the L.A. Times: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-sex-crimes-punishment-20160909-snap-story.html Heated debate over tougher punishment for sex crimes as some worry it could unfairly affect California’s minorities By Jazmine Ulloa, Sept. 9, 2016 Outside the Santa Clara County Jail this month, U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez joined other political leaders in calling for the ouster of Santa Clara […]

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Letter to Governor Brown: Please Sign Assembly Bill 1909 (Lopez)

August 30, 2016 The Honorable Edmund G. Brown Jr. Governor California State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Assembly Bill 1909 (Lopez) Dear Governor Brown: The Fair Chance Project requests your signature on Assembly Bill 1909 (Lopez). This bill creates criminal penalties for bad-acting prosecuting attorneys that intentionally and in bad-faith withhold exculpatory evidence from the […]

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New report by the Justice Policy Institute seeks to rethink America’s approach to violence to combat (over-)incarceration

Front of report by Justice Policy Institute on rethinking America's Approach to Violence

Defining Violence: reducing incarceration by rethinking America’s approach to violence A report by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), August 2016 Read the whole report here. SUMMARY From the White House to statehouses around the country, there is more support than ever for criminal justice reform and efforts to reduce the imprisonment of more than 2 million people— what some call […]

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