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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01 Aug 2017

02.27.17 Chamber and Anti-Recidivism Coalition Jail Tour

On Monday, the Chamber gave an insider’s look at the L.A. County’s youth detention center, Central Juvenile Hall to Chamber board members, non-profit partners and funders, and business organizations working with the Chamber on smart justice efforts. Participants joined in an in-depth conversation around helping youth succeed through education and rehabilitation. Co-hosted by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, this one-of-a-kind experience provided …

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01 Aug 2017

Russell Simmons & Nick Cannon Boost 1st Stop Of Van Jones’ WE RISE TOUR Powered By #LoveArmy

July 31, 2017 | 6:45 PM by skandyba Hollywood, CA – In 2008, concert giant Live Nation resurrected the historic venue Hollywood Palladium with an epic JAY-Z concert attended by celebrities including former Laker Derek Fisher, iHeartMedia personality Big Boy and current L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. It’s only fitting that on July 26, the venue – via a partnership with Roc Nation – …

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17 Jul 2017

Rapper Common plans free Sacramento concert to promote criminal justice reform

JULY 17, 2017 5:00 AM BY ANITA CHABRIA achabria@sacbee.com Rapper, actor and activist Common will perform a free concert on Capitol Mall next month to raise awareness about criminal justice reform and push for the passage of three bills in the California Legislature that would give more rights to juvenile offenders and revamp the state’s bail system. The show is …

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19 Jun 2017

$103 Million Dollars of Prison Funding Diverted to Community and Treatment Programs

Board Of State And Community Corrections Announces $103 Million Dollars For Community Diversion And Treatment Programs June 9, 2017 SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) announced $103 million dollars in grant awards for community diversion and treatment programs across California. Demonstrating the largest reallocation of prison budget funds to community-based programs, this is a historic opportunity for …

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31 Mar 2017

Voice your thoughts on the Prop. 57 Regulations!

Providing Public Comment on the Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations – The Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations have been released, and you can let CDCR know what you think! While there is much to be happy about, there are also areas of concern, such as the fact that many of the new credits are NOT retroactive. You may also have serious concerns …

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30 Mar 2017

“Pre-Probation” Supervision of Youth of Color With No Prior Court or Probation Involvement

Children’s Defense Fund-California, Youth Justice Coalition, Urban Peace Institute and Anti-Recidivism Coalition have joined together to voice concern about “voluntary supervision” by the Los Angeles Probation Department over youth who have no prior court or probation involvement. In their report, “WIC 236 – ‘Pre-Probation’ Supervision of Youth of Color With No Prior Court or Probation Involvement,” the youth advocacy organizations …

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04 Jan 2017

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Rewriting the Script for Ex-Inmates

How a Hollywood Producer Shines a Spotlight on the Justice System Scott Budnick, a key player on the Hangover movies, sidelined his film career to go behind bars and help troubled young men turn their lives around. This article is available exclusively to Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers. Visit the source link below to subscribe.

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25 Dec 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: A Door Back Into Society

By ARC Member Michael Mendoza America is known as the land of opportunity. But opportunity is not created equal. For some, theirs is the opportunity of inferior schools, violent neighborhoods, crime and unforgiving cycles of prison and recidivism. According to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, when an inmate is released from state prison, that person has a …

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