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12:00pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on the War on Drugs

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. 

May 25, 2012

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11:08am

Thu February 2, 2012
Cops & Courts

Imprisoned for Life: The case for rehabilitation

Under CC license from Johannes H. Jensen. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanneshjensen/855252154/

Yesterday, we heard how politics have shaped California’s prison system, and about the push and pull between rehabilitation and punishment. “At the end of the day, corrections was about the bumping of heads of those people that think prison should be for punishment and those people that think that prison should be for rehabilitation,” says JB Wells, who spent almost three decades stuck between the two ideologies.

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4:09pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Cops & Courts

Imprisoned for Life: A three-part series

Under CC license from madamepsychosis. http://www.flickr.com/photos/belljar/6358519/

When you look at the numbers, many long held truths about crime crumble. Like this one: who do you think is more likely to become a life-long criminal: a rapist or a car thief?

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4:03pm

Thu January 12, 2012
Cops & Courts

How incarceration affects families: Interview with Lateefah Simon

Lateefah Simon is the director of the California Futures Initiative at the Rosenberg Foundation in San Francisco
Photo courtesy of Rosenberg Foundation

Nationally, women are the fastest growing prison population. And one of the highest female prison populations in the world is here in California. That's slated to change under the state's new realignment program. The number of women in prison is supposed to shrink drastically, by as much as half, over the next few years.

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