Why Philly DA Krasner could let 180+ juvenile lifers out of prison early

Why Philly DA Krasner could let 180+ juvenile lifers out of prison early

Philadelphia has sentenced more teens to life in prison with no chance of parole than any other jurisdiction in the world — and that meant it had the largest number to resentence after the U.S. Supreme Court two years ago ruled that its 2012 ban on mandatory life-without-parole sentences for minors must be applied retroactively. Read the story from The Inquirer here.…

Don’t fall for this trick that would gut criminal justice reform

Don’t fall for this trick that would gut criminal justice reform

A letter to the editor published the Sacramento Bee from Governor Jerry Brown who is responding to the ballot initiative that aims to gut the widely popular Proposition 57. Just a scare tactic Re “Keep violent sex offenders locked up” (sacbee.com, Feb. 22): Don’t be fooled by Assemblymember Jim Cooper’s latest ploy to scare Californians into supporting his cynical and deeply flawed ballot initiative, which would gut…

Restoring a community through dialogue

Restoring a community through dialogue

We are so honored to be featured in San Quentin News. Our work inside prison creating dialogues with incarcerated people, survivors and district attorneys are central to our work. Read the entire article here.…

Will L.A. Follow S.F.’s Lead in Wiping Out Pot Convictions? Nope

Will L.A. Follow S.F.’s Lead in Wiping Out Pot Convictions? Nope

In a disappointing move, L.A. county's DA announced she would not be following the lead of her counterparts in San Francisco and San Diego, who are dismissing or reducing thousands of past misdemeanor and felony marijuana convictions due to the legalization of the substance this year. This is particularly concerning as the L.A. District Attorney’s Office prosecuted more people for violating marijuana laws than any other prosecutor’…