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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.

A Special Goodbye

Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.

CJCJ in the news: California prison reforms have reduced inmate numbers, not costs

Reuters quotes CJCJ's Executive Director, Daniel Macallair, on why the costs of incarceration are increasing in California, despite the declining prison population.

A “Third System” for Incarcerated Young Adults

Justice advocates have been considering a separate system for young adults ages 18 to 25 due to violence in prisons, but would a new system move focus away from reform efforts?  

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