04 Dec 2017

CDCR Update: Re-Notice of the Proposition 57 Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vicky Waters November 29, 2017 (916) 445-4950 CDCR Issues Amended Proposition 57 Regulations SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) published a re-notice of the Proposition 57 regulations. The public will be given a 15-day period to submit comments on these revisions. The revised regulations are the result of a previous public …

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09 Nov 2017

What It Feels Like to Be a Teen in Solitary Confinement

Ending The Practice Is A Big Deal For Juvenile Justice Reform Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy Jaki Murillo was 12 years old when she first entered the juvenile justice system in California. When she was 9, she tells Teen Vogue, she was arrested for making “terrorist threats” after telling a teacher that she was going to send her uncles to hurt the teacher; …

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09 Nov 2017

Woman to Watch: Film director and philanthropist Patty Jenkins

Arturo Garcia October 28, 2017 Before the 2017 release of the blockbuster hit “Wonder Woman,” screenwriter and director Patty Jenkins was relatively unknown. Her climb to success is an inspiration not only to those who aspire to work in the film industry but to all women as well. She may have experienced a slow start. However, it was a steady …

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08 Nov 2017

Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors Votes To Launch ‘Historic’ Juvenile Diversion Plan

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ambitious plan to divert thousands of the county’s youth away from the juvenile and criminal justice systems, connecting them instead to a comprehensive array of supportive services. Speakers stepped to the microphones to declare their ardent support for the 78-page report, “A Roadmap for Advancing …

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25 Oct 2017

He Went to Prison for Life at 17. More Than 20 Years Later, His Life Started Over

October 18, 2017 On a summer evening in late June, a few months after he was paroled on what was supposed to be a life sentence, Tyree Dabney returned to the corner of 45th and Western. The West Liquor and the parking lot with the payphones were gone, the doughnut shop was a cash advance place, and there was a …

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16 Oct 2017

October 16th, 2017 Sheinelle Jones sits down with Variety’s ‘Power of Women’ panel

Sheinelle Jones sat down with Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins to hear how they’re using their talents to empower others. Sheinelle says the best piece of advice she took from the ladies was to be true to yourself.

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13 Oct 2017

Juvenile justice groups celebrate new California laws to ease punishment, criminal fines for young people

Oct. 12, 2017, 11:42 a.m. California Legislature Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed nine bills to aid young people facing charges and serving time, a victory for a statewide coalition of criminal justice groups that brought together celebrities and former youth offenders in a push to divert children from a path to prison. The new laws will increase parole opportunities and ease …

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12 Oct 2017

Governor Brown Signs Historic Package of Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Historic Package of Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Dear Supporters, We are thrilled to inform you that Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a series of bills that will significantly improve public safety and bring hope to thousands of incarcerated men, women and their loved ones across California. ARC Founder and President Scott Budnick recognized the significance …

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11 Oct 2017

Patty Jenkins Funnels Ideas of Female Empowerment Into Anti-Recidivism Efforts

After making the 2003 independent film “Monster,” about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, director Patty Jenkins started to correspond with prisoners around the country. “I became educated in how incredibly difficult it can be for people to get out of prison — even when they are innocent, even when they are reformed,” she says. “The world brands a person a prisoner forever.” While …

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09 Oct 2017

This California Bill Would Erase Life Without Parole Sentences for Juveniles

by Michael Fitzgerald October 3, 2017 A bill awaiting California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature would end mandatory, life-in-prison sentences for youth offenders in the state. Under the proposed law, Senate Bill 394, anyone under the age of 18 with a life sentence now or in the future would be entitled to a parole hearing by their 25th year of incarceration. It …

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09 Oct 2017

Fusion Partners With The Anti-Recidivism Coalition To Launch Internship Program For Formerly Incarcerated Youth

9/19/2017 11:00 AM FUSION today announced a partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) to create an internship program that will provide opportunities for recently incarcerated youth. The six month program will provide participants with a chance to learn the basics of multiplatform storytelling including how to write, research, produce, and edit a video report. While participants will work with TV …

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28 Aug 2017

ATTN Video on Education and Incarceration

In the below video from ATTN: ARC member Charles Anderson advocates for education in prisons, sharing the impact education had on his life while he was incarcerated.   https://www.facebook.com/ATTNVideo/videos/1745180242453596/

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