California is at a crossroads. In the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis, looming massive deficits, and new calls for lawmakers to design a more racially equitable justice system. Prison spending is expected to hit an all-time high of $13 billion this year. Now more than ever, policymakers must take bold steps to reverse the decades-old trend of over- incarceration.
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California State Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice to be Honored with Peace Over Violence Humanitarian AwardTinisch Hollins Leads California’s Largest Statewide Network of Survivors of Crime FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2020 CONTACT:Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; [email protected] Tinisch Hollins, California state director for Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, will be... Read More
#ProgressNotPrisons Launches High Six-Figure Statewide Ad Campaign Exposing High Costs of Prison Spending across CaliforniaBillboards outside of nearly every state prison and throughout communities across state, along with food trucks, mobile billboards, and digital video ads, call attention to need for community investments as state struggles with COVID-19, over-incarceration, homelessness, more FOR IMMEDIATE... Read More
Californians for Safety and Justice Applauds Gov. Gavin Newsom for Being Champion of Criminal Justice Reforms with Broad Support across StateFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020 CONTACT: Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; [email protected] OAKLAND, Calif. – Californians for Safety and Justice on Thursday expressed appreciation to Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing into law and including in... Read More
How Proposition 47 Has Impacted California