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AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections Spending

Shifting California’s criminal justice priorities from punishment to prevention starts with the state budget.   

2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations

Governor Brown, in his final budget, has missed an opportunity to bring an end to the failures of DJJ. Now, state leaders must reject a proposed expansion of the facilities and invest, instead, in community alternatives.

Prop 47, Empowering Youth Voices & A New California Prison?

Declining drug enforcement after Proposition 47, advocates rally to improve California's juvenile facilities, and Governor Brown's budget proposes to build another prison.

2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration

In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens California’s reliance on youth incarceration.

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