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California Policy

California has the largest prison system in the country and has passed strong progressive reforms in the legislature. We want to keep that momentum moving forward by pushing for new...
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#cut50 Applauds Governor Brown for Blending Compassion with Evidence #cut50 Applauds Governor Brown for Blending Compassion with Evidence

#cut50 Applauds Governor Brown for Blending Compassion with Evidence

As reported in the Los Angeles Times: "Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed nine bills to aid young people facing charges and serving time, a victory for a statewide coalition of criminal justice groups that brought... Read more
SB 395: Protecting Youth Miranda Rights SB 395: Protecting Youth Miranda Rights

SB 395: Protecting Youth Miranda Rights

Children - no matter how young - can waive their Miranda rights and be interrogated by law enforcement, despite numerous studies which show that children aren’t developmentally equipped to make such decisions. Read more
SB394: Ending Juvenile Life without Parole SB394: Ending Juvenile Life without Parole

SB394: Ending Juvenile Life without Parole

In California, over 6,500 people in prison are under the age of 18 and as young as 14 years old at the time of their crime. Many have been transferred to the adult criminal justice... Read more
AB1308: Extending Youth Offender Parole (YOP) for Young People AB1308: Extending Youth Offender Parole (YOP) for Young People

AB1308: Extending Youth Offender Parole (YOP) for Young People

Enacted in 2012, Youth Offender Parole provides a specialized parole process for young people who were age 22 or under at the time of a crime and sentenced to long adult prison terms. Read more
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