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Abbie VanSickle covers criminal justice in California for The Marshall Project. She has worked as a reporter for the University of California, Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law and a lecturer at its Graduate School of Journalism. From 2011 to 2012, she was a Henry Luce Scholar in Cambodia, where she worked on behalf of survivors at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
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News August 19
Signing a new law on police shootings, Gavin Newsom says he’s sending a message.
News July 2
Lawmakers cut criminal sentences; some DAs push back using plea deals.
News May 16
When lawmakers said accomplices aren't the same as killers, Neko Wilson was the first person freed. Now he may go back to jail.
Effort to cut prison overcrowding puts some jails in crisis.
Case in Point February 13
A California court case could unravel decades of police secrecy.
The California Experiment December 21, 2018
San Joaquin went all in. Now it’s a model.
The California Experiment December 20, 2018
Crime is up. The mystery is why.
News November 20, 2018
Former inmates facing deportation place their hope in California's outgoing governor.
News October 18, 2018
Neko Wilson to be released in the first test of California’s felony murder law.
Analysis August 30, 2018
The first state to abolish cash bail. Why are proponents so unhappy?