Memo on the Status of the Young Adult LWOP Bill Idea

March 1st 2017: Join us all in Sacramento during the Day of Empathy

Posted on February 25, 2017 To: People interested in the fate of young adults sentenced to LWOP From: The LWOP Working Group, including among others: Joel Aguilar, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, formerly incarcerated LWOP Scott Budnick, Anti-Recidivism Coalition Elizabeth Calvin, Human Rights Watch Charisse Domingo, Silicon Valley De-Bug Noelle Gilbert, Healing Dialogue and Action, survivor Frankie Guzman, CA […]

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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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