Cops & Courts

5:31pm

Tue October 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

WEB EXTRA: Oakland maps of 9-1-1 response times and call volume

Average Response Times By Zip Code for the City Of Oakland, Non-Penetrating Trauma (9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013)
Joshua English, Coordinator at Alameda County Department of Public Health

These are maps of average response times to 911 calls, broken down by Oakland zip codes. 

Thanks to Joshua English with the Alameda County department of public health for analyzing the raw data and creating these maps.

5:50pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Cops & Courts

Crime victims find healing through restorative justice

Under CC license from Flickr user MaestroBen

 

Dionne Wilson's husband, a San Leandro police officer, was killed in the line of duty seven years ago, but she says it took her a long time to find a way to really heal.

“For many years, I carried around so much vengeance and hate. I realized at a certain point I had nothing left. I had no more tools. I engaged in a lot of self-destructive behavior. I tried to buy my way out of my grief; I tried to drink my way out for a short period. Thankfully, I didn’t take that too far. And I just didn’t have a way to move past being embroiled in the moment,” says Wilson.

Wilson initially thought the trial and conviction of her husband’s murderer would bring her some sort of comfort or closure.

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5:27pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Cops & Courts

San Quentin Radio Project: When victims and offenders talk

San Quentin State Prison
Flickr user John Weiss

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

When an offender commits a crime, its repercussions impact not only the victim and the perpetrator, but families, friends, and whole communities.

Restorative justice is an approach that seeks to heal the many dimensions of harm that a crime creates. One way of achieving this is through a practice known as victim-offender dialogue.

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7:20pm

Mon September 30, 2013
Cops & Courts

How the prodigal son became a preacher

Derrick Holloway serves as an inmate preacher in San Quentin State Prison.
Nigel Poor

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

Derrick Holloway grew up in a Christian family, but chose to sell drugs and participate in a lifestyle that resulted in him committing a murder. After being convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Holloway eventually went back to the Christian faith he was raised with. In fact, he became a pastor and began preaching the word of God.

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7:12pm

Mon September 30, 2013
Cops & Courts

StoryCorps: Staying in touch with someone in solitary confinement

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Sitawa Natambu Jamaa has been incarcerated for 33 years at the Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City; 23 of them in the Security Housing Unit, also known as the SHU. He spends most of his time—up to 22 hours a day—in a small, windowless cell. His charge is murder, though his sister Marie Levin says he did not commit the crime.

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