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Brown’s budget misses opportunity to shrink prison system
- Lizzie Buchen, Jan 29, 2015
Despite the lowest crime rate in decades, and recent and potential reductions in the prison population, Brown continues to up prison spending and expand capacity.
CJCJ Statement on Governor Brown’s FY 14-15 Budget Proposal
- Brian Goldstein, Jan 14, 2014
On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed FY 2014-15 Budget for California. CJCJ applauds the Governor’s willingness to adopt some of the systemic changes necessary for not only meeting the court-ordered prison population cap, but also improving public safety outcomes for all Californians. Yet, we are concerned by a failure to support long-term systemic reforms for improving our criminal justice system and the near absence of juvenile justice policy in his budget.
Who is in the SHU? The need for reform in prison isolation units
- Emily Luhrs, Aug 23, 2011
- Demonstrations are taking place at Governors' offices across the country today in New York, Connecticut, and Illinois in solidarity with those pushing for basic rights and humane conditions within the Security Housing Units (SHU) at the notorious Pelican Bay State Prison, located in the northwestern tip of California. The conditions of the SHU will be the topic of discussion at today's oversight hearing by California's Assembly Public Safety Committee (listen live at 1:30 pm ). The…
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