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Abbie VanSickle is a staff writer covering criminal justice in California. She covered the death penalty, gun policy and other criminal justice issues at the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has appeared in outlets such as the Washington Post, The Atlantic and the Intercept. She is also a lawyer and a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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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
Former inmates facing deportation place their hope in California's outgoing governor.
News October 18
Neko Wilson to be released in the first test of California’s felony murder law.
Analysis August 30
The first state to abolish cash bail. Why are proponents so unhappy?
A distinctly American legal doctrine holds getaway drivers and lookouts as responsible for a death as the actual killer. California is having second thoughts.
Candidates backed by Soros, others are still pressing ahead in other parts of the country.
A cop killing in California fuels a reform backlash.
Thelton Henderson transformed California’s criminal justice system. Now comes the backlash.