Cops & Courts


Fri January 10, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 10, 2014

Indica leaf

KPFA reporter sentenced to community service… Federal Court hears cannabis case Tuesday… Fourth California reform initiative filed… Credit card companies look the other way… Participate in national survey… and more.


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Wed January 8, 2014

Youth Radio: Uncovering injustice in the justice system

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Brandon McFarland
This week on the Youth Radio Podcast, we take a close look at two policies within the juvenile justice system: sentencing and restitution, the practice of making youth offenders pay fines to the state, and to the victims of their crimes.


Mon January 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

From prisoner to professor: a former inmate teaches others to reduce recidivism

Michael Santos speaks on his experiences

At 49 years of age, Michael Santos is getting his first taste of college. He's walking through the main quad at San Francisco State, beaming like a kid.

“I always come to soak up the university vibe that I missed when I was a teenager and in my early ‘20s,” he says.

Santos is not a student or a visitor. He’s a lecturer in the Criminal Justice Department, a job he landed in September, just two weeks after his release from 26 years in prison.

Prison Life

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Mon January 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

A runner's high in prison

Under CC license from Flickr user marksteelenz

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report: a series of stories documenting life in the prison, written and produced by the men inside. 

Chris Schumacher may be serving a life sentence, but when he runs, he feels a sense of freedom. Once an addict, he now finds that exercise can curb his destructive urges. He says thousands of laps around the San Quentin Prison track have changed his life.

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Fri January 3, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 3, 2014

Leaf, Indica

CA A.G. thinks legalization could save millions, while producing millions… Colorado’s recreational launch a success… Protect your pets… Reader’s Digest lists pot as a reason 2014 will be a good year… and more.


Marijuana legalization could save California millions while bringing in millions in taxes // State Attorney General

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