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California Must Prioritize Pretrial Services Before Expansion of Adult FacilitiesCalifornia Must Prioritize Pretrial Services Before Expansion of Adult Facilities

Blog, Political Landscape—After California’s legislature approved $500 million dollars in construction funding to local adult criminal justice facilities, the state is now in a position to determine what type of… Continue

Killing by California Law Enforcement: It Is What You Think (Part II)

Blog, Social Justice—Those most at risk of being killed by officers (rates 2.5 to 20 times the state average): Native Americans ages 20-44; African Americans ages 15-49 and 65-69; Latinos ages 20-34.

Killing by Law Enforcement in California: It’s Not What You Think (Part I)

Blog, Political Landscape—The deadliest cities: (1) Eureka, (2) Desert Hot Springs, (3) Vista, (4) Perris, (5) San Bernardino, (6) Moreno Valley, (7) Hemet, (8) Compton, (9) Inglewood, (10) Indio

CJCJ in the News: The War on Drugs Is Burning Out

Publications, Political Landscape—Rolling Stone discusses a recent CJCJ report on marijuana reform.

As more lifers are released from prison...not much happensAs more lifers are released from prison...not much happens

Blog, Sentencing—Brown has allowed more people convicted of homicide to parole than have the past four governors combined. That's a good thing — but not good enough.

December News from CJCJDecember News from CJCJ

Publications—CJCJ helps spread holiday cheer; Executive Director Dan Macallair offers expertise on new justice show; CJCJ fights for rights of children visiting incarcerated parents

"Young black men" is not a metaphor for violence

Blog, Social Justice—The failures of local authorities to hold police accountable for killing unarmed black men deserve angry condemnation -- not more stereotyping.

"When did it become legal to strip-search a child?"

Blog—CJCJ Deputy Director Dinky Manek Enty writes in the Chronicle of Social Change about a new proposal to strip-search visitors, including children visiting their incarcerated parents.

CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Speaks on Bail IndustryCJCJ's Daniel Macallair Speaks on Bail Industry

Social Justice—CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair speaks with San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on the challenges with our bail system and need for pretrial reform.

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