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California Proposition Says Yes to Redemption, Yes to Second Chance

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): In an historic move that will have repercussions throughout the country, Californians passed Proposition 47! California is the first state in the nation to end felony sentencing for non-serious and nonviolent crimes such as … Continue reading

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Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/17/top-10-solutions-cut-poverty-and-grow-middle-class Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 By TalkPoverty.org By Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach Yesterday (September 16), the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual figures on income, poverty, and health insurance. It revealed that four years into the economic … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Cosponsor the REDEEM Act to Remove Barriers to Successful Reentry from Incarceration

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): United States Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up in Washington, DC to sponsor new bi-partisan criminal justice reform legislation, the REDEEM Act (S. 2567). The bill was … Continue reading

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Sentencing Project Seeks Research Analyst

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org):   The Sentencing Project is recruiting a candidate with strong quantitative skills, excellent writing and editing abilities, and demonstrated commitment to reform and racial justice to serve as Research Analyst (http://sentencingproject.org/doc/research_analyst_June%202011%20(1).pdf).   The Sentencing Project … Continue reading

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New Report: Criminal Justice Recommendations

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm):   The Sentencing Project has joined with more than 40 of the nation’s leading criminal justice reform organizations to release a comprehensive report examining the nation’s criminal justice system.   The new report, Smart on … Continue reading

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Shocking Statistics About Criminal Justice in America

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   We should be shocked by these statistics:   With 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds 25% of the world’s incarcerated. In the United States, 1 … Continue reading

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National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform—February 20, National

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Encourage your church to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform and contact Laura Markle Downton (ldownton@umc-gbcs.org) for more information.   Join with people of … Continue reading

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Endorse Criminal Justice Reform Faith Letter—for Congregations, Organizations

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   As a new Congress begins, the faith community is again offering the Members of Congress a vision of what kind of criminal justice system ought to be in … Continue reading

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ACLU of PA Notes Need for Solutions to Bursting Prisons

From the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (http://www.aclupa.org):   October 27, 2010   HARRISBURG- Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell today signed legislation to reform the commonwealth’s sentencing and parole systems, in an attempt to address overcrowded state prisons. The American … Continue reading

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Where’s the Outrage over Prison Costs?

Sunday, October 31, 2010 Patriot-News Op-Ed posted at http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2010/10/wheres_the_states_outrage_over.html By Eric Epstein   An old and misguided political adage claimed that Democrats built schools and Republicans built prisons.   Wrong.   Society creates conditions for schools to fail and prisons … Continue reading

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