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.…

Why I Am Not a Recidivist

Why I Am Not a Recidivist

"How do you assess the recidivism risk of those who have spent decades confined for crimes committed when they were minors?"Cases like Jeremiah's are why we need to reevaluate the parole process. Read the Artice via The Crime Report here.…

National Prison Rate Continues to Decline Amid Sentencing, Re-Entry Reforms

National Prison Rate Continues to Decline Amid Sentencing, Re-Entry Reforms

During the State of the Union address last night, Donald J. Trump announced that he will take on prison reform "to help former inmates... get a second chance at life." Although the shift in tone is crucial, this is the same Administration that wants to scapegoat vulnerable populations to roll back the detrimental #WarOnDrugs & #ToughOnCrime era. As 35 states - including #CA - have cut their crime…

The U.S. Has Fewer Crimes. Does That Mean It Needs Fewer Police?

The U.S. Has Fewer Crimes. Does That Mean It Needs Fewer Police?

From the New York Times by JOSE A. DEL REAL With the close of the year, the tally was in: Crime was down in the 30 largest cities in the United States, and even a worrisome uptick in urban murders had subsided. More than two decades of safer cities has cleared the way for major changes in the nation’s criminal justice system: fewer prisoners, shorter sentences and more pardons.…

California Incarceration Rates Across California’s Counties

California Incarceration Rates Across California’s Counties

The Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice has compiled a wealth of statistics detailing the different levels at which California's 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions. Explore their interactive map to view population-adjusted rates of adult and juvenile arrests and incarcerations across the state. Read more here…