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Criminal Justice Resources and Organizations

Links to Criminal Justice Resources and Organizations Categories: Control Units and Supermax Facilities Criminal Justice Reform and Advocacy Death Penalty / Capital Punishment Resources Disenfranchisement / Voting Rights Drug War Resources Education / Prison Issues Elderly in Prison Forensics, DNA, … Continue reading

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Prisons/Incarceration

Sources & Organizations Green Party Lift Up Contra Costa Action Open Secrets Prison Legal News Prison Teaching Initiative Safe Return Project Specific Information Alternatives to Incarceration – GP ENDING MASS INCARCERATION – SRP Links to Criminal Justice Resources and Organizations – … Continue reading

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California Assembly Bill AB 109

AB-109 Criminal justice alignment – CA Legislative Information PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT (AB 109) – SUMMARY OF KEY PROVISIONS AB 109 Realignment in California 17 Most Notable AB 109 Pros and Cons The goal of AB 109 is to divert people … Continue reading

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Mass Incarceration

Sources & Organizations American Friends Service Committee. Green Party Platform Safe Return Project Services Not Cells Specific Information Ending Mass Incarceration – AFSC ENDING MASS INCARCERATION – SRP . Specific Issues Index from Creating Better World

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Howie Hawkins on Crime

Green Party Challenger for President Ban private prisons; moratorium on prison construction Ban private prisons. Implement a moratorium on prison construction. Redirect funds to alternatives to incarceration. Provide incarcerated individuals the right to vote by absentee ballot in the district … Continue reading

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Prison Conditions, Prisoner Treatment and Parolees

Ensure prison conditions are humane and sanitary, including but are limited to heat, light, exercise, clothing, nutrition, libraries, possessions, and personal safety. Meet prisoners’ dietary requirements. Ensure availability of psychological, drug, and medical treatment, including access to condoms and uninterrupted … Continue reading

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Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook;[3] April 24, 1954) is a political activist and journalist who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1982 for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He became widely known while on death row for his writings … Continue reading

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USA PATRIOT Act

We must call for the repeal of the USA PATRIOT ACT. Many of its provisions, along with many of the other so-called National Security Acts, undermine and erode our Bill of Rights, and contribute to the destruction of the democratic … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Incarceration

Encourage and support positive approaches to punishment that build hope, responsibility and a sense of belonging. Prisons should be the sentence of last resort, reserved for violent criminals. Those convicted of non-violent offenses should be handled by alternative, community-based programs … Continue reading

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