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By |August 5th, 2020|

Listen to our Program Manager, Phil Melendez on "Stories of Transformation with Baktash Ahadi" A Transformational Story of Healing and Forgiveness After Being Sentenced to Life in Prison with Philip Melendez: Listen to the episode [...]

NPR KQED: ‘We’re Talking About Human Beings’: Released from San Quentin, Adnan Khan Advocates for People Still Inside

By |July 31st, 2020|

From KQED, Listen to the entire interview here Adnan spent the last four of his 16 years of incarceration at San Quentin State Prison. Now he's an outspoken advocate on behalf of his incarcerated friends [...]

Blog: Proximity Hurts

By |July 29th, 2020|

I just found out my friend died. He contracted COVID-19 in San Quentin State Prison after a botched transfer of positive cases there. As I write this in my grief, I cannot imagine the devastation [...]

A Condemned Person That Was Found Dead Had Coronavirus. Nearly Half the Cases in California Prisons Are in the Same Facility

By |July 2nd, 2020|

Adnan Khan, executive director for Re:Store Justice, a criminal justice reform advocacy group, said it's impossible for detainees to follow social distancing protocols and other guidelines by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention. "The shower [...]

Our Work featured on Democracy Now! Outbreak at San Quentin: COVID Is Skyrocketing in CA Prisons. Why Haven’t More People Been Released?

By |July 2nd, 2020|

As coronavirus rapidly spreads through California’s overcrowded prisons, 400 people have tested positive for the virus at San Quentin State Prison. Advocates and incarcerated people warn conditions behind bars make it nearly impossible to stop [...]

Public health and public safety require that we include lifers in plans to reduce the prison population in California

By |April 24th, 2020|

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerable parts of our community that we have intentionally hidden away: our thirty-five prisons scattered widely across the state that currently house over 118,000 people. Governor Newsom has responded [...]

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