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Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News

November 2, 2016

For decades California has led the nation with tough-on-crime legislation like its draconian Three Strikes law. Women and men in the Golden State have been sentenced to indeterminate 25-to-life sentences for an array of trifling crimes such as drug possession and shoplifting; part of a war pr...

Author of controversial book visits East Bay

Author of controversial book visits East Bay

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 2, 2016

Mass incarceration in urban cities is far too familiar for the Bay Area. In 2014 the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a report that showed there were 134,339 total inmates in the CDC. Of those 134,339 inmates, 55,250 were Latino or Hispanic and 38,777 were Black. They ...

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