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The Not-So-Shared Sacrifice of Californians
The Not-So-Shared Sacrifice of Californians California Progress Report, May 24, 2012
Who is deciding California's budget priorities?
This week, both the Senate and Assembly budget subcommittees on pubic safety held hearings on Governor Brown's revised proposal for the state's youth correctional facilities, Division of Juvenile…
Build bigger jails or invest in community-based alternatives?
In 2010, 71 percent of California's jail population were those offenders who were unsentenced and awaiting resolution of their cases.  This figure not only exceeds the pretrial detainee national…
A Juvenile Justice Reprieve: California's 2012 Mid-Year Budget
A Juvenile Justice Reprieve: California's 2012 Mid-Year Budget
The Commercial Bail Industry: Profit or Public Safety?
The Commercial Bail Industry: Profit or Public Safety?
CJCJ supports SB 1180: Pretrial release on own recognizance
Yesterday, the California Senate Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 to pass Senate Bill 1180 (Hancock) for a floor vote.  This bill is a significant piece of legislation that will have a significant…
Mercer: ALEC, influence and the ways of our Legislature
Mercer: ALEC, influence and the ways of our Legislature Aberdeen News, April 13, 2012
CA Assembly hears arguments for juvenile justice realignment
On Wednesday March 28th, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety heard testimony on Governor Brown's proposal to close California's remaining youth correctional facilities.  The…
California Senate hears arguments for juvenile justice realignment
On Thursday, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety heard testimony on Governor Brown's proposal to close California's remaining youth correctional facilities  and shift supervision of the…
Misplaced priorities: California's spending on prisons vs. higher education
A March 1st SF Chronicle article highlighted recent comments made in Washington D.C. by retiring SF State President Robert Corrigan about California's excessive prison spending and annual cuts to…
A sound investment for California taxpayers: prison or college?
California has long been recognized among the nation for its investment in and the priority it has assigned to providing its citizens with affordable access to higher education. However, as a result…
Wall Street is without a doubt a gang
A new report by two noted experts on corporate crime reinforces my contention in the previously posted four part series called "Is Wall Street a Gang?"   The report is "White Collar Criminology and…
Education versus incarceration: CSU budget runs dry while corrections funding soars
Education versus incarceration: CSU budget runs dry while corrections funding soars Golden Gate Xpress, January 16, 2012
Why taxpayers should care about juvenile justice
Last week Governor Brown proposed, for the second time, the closure of California's state youth correctional facilities, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF).  In fact, this week CJCJ released a…
CDAA suggests cutting "other places" to keep youth prisons
On the subject of the Governor's juvenile justice budget triggers, the California District Attorney's Association (CDAA) announced in the New York Times on Sunday, "Obviously we would like him to…
Corporate Crime [video]
CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Randall Shelden, discusses his recent blog series "Is Wall Street a gang?" in this video blog. Read the whole series here: Part I:…
Is Wall Street a gang? Part IV
The record of criminality within the boardrooms and offices of American corporations continues with no abatement. Their behavior fits the profile of a "street gang."   While not every corporation…
What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012
What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012 KALW News, December 12, 2011
How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray
How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray KALW News, December 1, 2011
Is Wall Street a gang? Part III
As the "Occupy Wall Street" movement continues all across the country it seems to me to be increasingly important to bring to the forefront the horrific crimes perpetrated by corporations and their…
CJCJ Newsletter - Interest groups & criminal justice policy
Who decides in Sacramento?
New publication sheds light on the inner circle of K-street lobbying
Announcing the release of CJCJ's latest report on California's special interest groups and criminal justice policy, Sacramento's K-Street Lobbyists: The criminal justice inner circle . The…
CDAA: ignoring the evidence
Realignment has affected all branches of the criminal justice system.  While sheriffs and probation departments scramble to implement innovate alternatives to incarceration and maximize their jail…
A little known law enforcement group with heavy political sway
A little known law enforcement group with heavy political sway KALW News, November 18, 2011
Capitol Weekly conference on California prisons - handout and slides available
If you could not be at the Capitol Weekly conference today - California Prisons: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly  - you can still get an insight into what Executive Director Daniel Macallair talked…

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