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Op-ed: Troubled Young People Deserve Compassion, Not Punishment
- Jul 24, 2013
More than 2,500 Californians are serving life sentences in prison for crimes they committed when they were younger than 18. At San Quentin, it is all too common to come across young men serving 35 or 40 years-to-life for crimes they committed before they were old enough to drive — meaning they would be in their 50s before their first parole hearings.
Human Rights Day: A cause for reflection
- Brian Goldstein, Dec 6, 2012
- December 10th marks the annual celebration of Human Rights Day , a special anniversary in the global fight for human rights. On that day, in 1948, the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) . The document was born out of the unprecedented violence and dislocation from World War II. It codified values of human equality, political freedom, and socio-economic dignity. As such, the UDHR preamble begins: "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the…
Making Sense of California Youth Sentences
- Oct 19, 2012
- Making Sense of California Youth Sentences Huffington Post, October 19, 2012
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