The First Step Act signed into law in December 2018 was Congress’ first attempt at remedying the unintended consequences of mandatory minimum and draconian sentences that resulted in mass incarceration. The First Step Act stands for “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society …read more
Incarceration vs. Education: America spends more on its prison system than it does on public schools – and California is the worst.
Most American states spend more on their prisons than they do on education – and California is …read more
LIFE IN PRISON FOR STEALING A $159 JACKET – AMERICANS SERVING LIFE IN PRISON FOR NON-VIOLENT CRIMES
A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without …read more
What Rights are lost after a felony conviction?
A felony conviction suspends a person’s civil liberties. The person loses the right to vote, the right to hold public office of trust or profit, the right to serve as a juror …read more
Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks to graduates at Pitches Detention Center about Back on Track program.…read more
According to a new study conducted by FWD.us and Cornell University, nearly half of all adults in the United States—a total of 113 million people—have a family member who is either currently or formerly incarcerated.
The study, “Every Second: The …read more
There was a time in this country when having a felony record equals to a “don’t bother applying for a job” sign. This is no longer the case. According to a new study by the Society for Human Resource Management …read more