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Brown’s revised budget discriminates against the mentally ill

Brown's budget revives a killed bill that requires state parole, rather than community supervision, for certain people who have suffered from mental illness.

The complex link between incarceration and public safety

Brown's plan to reduce prison overcrowding focuses on increasing incarceration, rather than enhancing public safety.

Brown can release prisoners early without compromising public safety

Gov. Brown must reduce the state's prison population by 10,000 people or be held in contempt of Court. Systematically releasing low-risk inmates is a safe and just way to meet this mandate.

Who is causing crime in California?

Sensationalized stories and anecdotal information in the media over the past year may make you want to hide behind a closed door.  In 2011, Realignment caused great concern that floods of state inmates would walk out of state prison and into the streets.  This of course was not true, but over the last year media stories have highlighted concerns that Realignment is causing more local crime. 

Charles Manson and the politics of fear

Forty-three years ago, Charles Manson and his “Family” of disciples brutally murdered nine innocent people in Los Angeles. The killings are among the most notorious in the nation’s history, and continue to haunt the public imagination. By March 3, Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to release one of the Family members, Bruce Davis, from prison.

Some on Death Row 'low risk' for parole
Some on Death Row 'low risk' for parole San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 2013
"Life after Murder" by Nancy Mullane
"Life after Murder" follows five individuals serving life with the possibility of parole in California's San Quentin prison and upon their eventual release back into the Bay Area.  Inmates serving life with the possibility of parole sentences are required to appear before a parole board and prove that they no longer present a danger to society before they are granted release.  The parole board comprises law enforcement and corrections professionals who are appointed by the Governor.  During…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 7, Number 2 - Fall 2010
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Psychotropic Control of Women Prisoners: The Perpetuation of Abuse of Imprisoned Women Prohibiting Registered Sex Offenders from Being at School: Assessing the Collateral Consequences of a Public Policy Parental Incarceration, Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption: A Case Study of the Intersection Between the Child Welfare and Criminal No-Woman's Land? On Female Crime and Incarceration, Past, Present, and Future In Memory of John Irwin …
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled Stockton Reporter, May 8, 2010.
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled The Stockton Record, May 8, 2010
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 1 - Summer 2001
(ISSN 1530-3012 ) From the editor Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1: August 2001 From the editor By Daniel Macallair, MPA Editorial Statement Manuscripts submitted to the Justice Policy Journal cannot have been published elsewhere, including the Internet. They cannot be under consideration by another journal or publication outlet. Upon publication, author(s) must sign a Copyright Agreement with the Justice Policy Journal. Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1:…
The Supportive Living Program: Applying A Social Model Recovery Approach To High Risk Parolees

Social model recovery programs are focused on building a person's intrinsic motivation to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle through personal growth, social interaction and supportive networks.  

Parole Violators in California: A Waste of Money, A Waste of Time

The study examines California's system of parole and makes recommendations for improvement.

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