Men, women and youth coming home from lock up are offered assistance with basic necessities such as food and clothing, housing and job referrals and a way to get the paperwork necessary to take next steps. They are brought into the larger Fair Chance Project family, where they meet others who share similar needs.

This section will take you to other sites related to criminal justice:

  • to California Government links
  • to studies, articles, books related to Three Strikes
  • through the preparation of a Writ of Habeas
  • to the site where you can get the latest Three Strikes statistics.


California Legislative Information site

Drop LWOP Coalition End Life Without Parole

Life Cycle of a Bill  How a Bill becomes a Law from ‘s Capitol Museum site

Find Your California Representatives  Online Find Your Legislator search tool

California State Senate site

California State Assembly site

California Governor Gavin Newsom site

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) site

Contact CDCR   CDCR Secretary page


2023 Legislative Tracker A GoogleSheet workbook of legislative bills, factsheets, toolkits.

California Coalition of Women Prisoners  Caring collectively for people in women’s prisons.

Ear Hustle The daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.

Felony Murder Elimination Project – California  We are a group of citizens whose goal is to eliminate the Felony Murder Rule from California law.

Human Rights Watch article I Just Want to Give Back: The Reintegration of People Sentenced to Life Without Parole.

Life Support Alliance A non-profit social advocacy organization, focused on life term inmates and their families.

Lifers With Optimistic Progress (LWOP) A group of men in CSP-Solano: “We are a multi-ethnic, multi-faith, multi-background group of men with one common thread and goal. The thread we share, is the fact that each of us are serving sentences of Life Without Parole for…”

Marshall Project  The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We have an impact on the system through journalism, rendering it more fair, effective, transparent and humane.

Prop 47 “With the passage of Proposition 47, certain low-level, nonviolent felonies can now be changed to misdemeanors on old criminal records.”

Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP)   Working to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice through the release of aging people in prison and those serving long sentences.

Uncuffed on KALW  KAWL’s award-winning radio training program and podcast in California prisons.




Ella Baker Center  (

Felony Murder Elimination Project  (

Free Kevin Cooper (

Ten Toes In   (

The Prism Way (