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Undue Influence: the power of Police and Prison Guards' Unions
Undue Influence: the power of Police and Prison Guards' Unions National Radio Project, August 7, 2012
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
Audio broadcast "It's all business" out now
"It's all business" is a short broadcast that discusses the role lobbying firms play in exacerbating the current prison crisis in California. Lobbying firms represent special interest groups in California, promoting and opposing legislation based on the agenda of their clients.  These firms specialize in strategic political marketing both to the legislature and to the public through the media. This broadcast aims to highlight the influential role lobbying firms play in shaping…
CA Policy: Round up
This blog concludes a nine-part CA policy series of blogs focused on California's special interest groups and their impact on criminal justice policy.  You can find the full series on CJCJ's California Criminal Justice Interest Group Watch .  The series aimed to answer the question: when it comes to promoting criminal justice policy in California, what works and why? I conducted my exploration of this issue through three channels: ~ Examining various marketing strategies deployed by…
Executive Director Daniel Macallair will present at Capitol Weekly Conference
Save the Date: November 17, 2011 .  CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair will be speaking at California's Prisons: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly , hosted by Capitol Weekly and the University of California.  The full-day conference will feature four panel discussions centered on the challenges of California's penal system and correctional issues.  Other speakers include: Don Novey, former head of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association; Jim Gomez, former state prisons director…
CA Policy: Playing the game
The Justice Policy Institute published its report, Gaming the System , in June 2011, documenting the political strategies employed by the private prison industry to promote national incarceration-driven criminal justice policies.  The publication highlighted three approaches to influencing policy, including: ~ Campaign Contributions ~ Lobbying ~ Relationships and Associations How does it work in California? I have been writing a series of blogs documenting various lobbying efforts in…
CA Policy: the CCPOA political powerhouse
In my last two CA Policy blogs I discussed successful marketing strategies employed by special interest groups to thwart criminal justice policy reform.  The two propositions I depicted as examples, involved sophisticated use of rhetoric and multimedia visibility.  Both Proposition 66 and Proposition 5 were opposed by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), whose influential role in the opposition campaigns is documented in CJCJ's CCPOA Information Sheet . Here's a…
CCPOA Information Sheet
CCPOA Information Sheet
A New Responsible CCPOA
The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) has long been seen as the primary villain responsible for the disastrous state of the California prison system.  During the late 1980s and 1990s while under the leadership of Don Novey, the CCPOA argued, advocated, and spent enormous amount of its resources to intimidate lawmakers to support harsher sentencing laws and prison expansion.  The calculation, of course, was that an ever expanding prison system would translate into an…
Building a new consensus on California prison policy
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) and the California Correctional Peace Officers Association are co-hosting an unprecedented series of policy discussions in Sacramento with some of the state's leading correctional experts to help forge a consensus on future corrections policy.  With the continued deterioration of conditions in the state's prisons, a new urgency has emerged that is bringing together a new coalition of groups and individuals to work with state leaders to address…
CJCJ co-hosts the Correctional Crisis Conference
In June 2010 the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice entered into a unique partnership with the California Correctional Peace Officer's Association by co-hosting the Correctional Crisis Conference.  This collaborative effort convenes California's leading correctional experts and stakeholders from the entire spectrum of the criminal justice system. The goal of the roundtable discussions is to develop a set of policy recommendations for the gubernatorial candidates that will elevate the…
Special Master's Final Report Filed: Investigate Schwarzenegger's Prison Policy Reversal, Union Ties and the Effect on Reform
Special Master's Final Report Filed: Investigate Schwarzenegger's Prison Policy Reversal, Union Ties and the Effect on Reform
California Prison Politics
California Prison Politics
The Undue Influence of California's Prison Guards' Union: California's Correctional-Industrial Complex

Documenting the influence of the prison guards union on criminal justice policy in CA.

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