Finding College by Way of Prison

Finding College by Way of Prison

While California continues pushing our criminal justice system down the rehabilitative path to reduce recidivism and improve public safety, are we doing enough? How can we ensure that resources we're advocating for find their way to the unserved and underserved? "We have the power to rehabilitate and educate. Education is empowering. But the system is like Spiderman right now. They have the power, but they don’t want to…

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.…

Redemption is not just for me

Redemption is not just for me

Emile DeWeaver has spent the last 20 years incarcerated. On Christmas, Gov. Brown commuted his 67 year sentence. In his piece for the San Francisco Chronicle, DeWeaver, a writer and community organizer, shares how his commutation has brought hope to the men around him at San Quentin State Prison: "I’m at the middle of how Gov. Brown’s act of mercy fuels exponential change. People who said they…

California may up its rehab efforts to keep formerly incarcerated people from returning to prison

California may up its rehab efforts to keep formerly incarcerated people from returning to prison

In CA, the justice reform era imprints a positive mark on human consciousness. Successful policies have recognized new research on brain development, rehabilitation has become a priority of incarceration, conversations around humane treatment have surfaced, crime rates have fallen across the state (with the exception of certain counties), & reducing recidivism has bipartisan support. The momentum for progress only moves forward - the proposed budget reinforces our need for an…