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Analysis September 27
Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
Feature September 24
For those found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity and put into California’s CONREP program, strict supervision can last decades.
News January 19
But will high-tech programs replace “the human touch” when the virus ebbs?
Feature November 8, 2020
A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
Life Inside October 1, 2020
I first joined the San Quentin fire department to get my own room, eat well and train dogs. It ended up being the most important experience of my life.
News September 2, 2020
“When people are in need, they don’t give a shit where you’re from or what your history is.”
Life Inside August 13, 2020
Despite coronavirus-related lockdown and a skittish staff, prisoners at California Women’s Facility pulled off a full-fledged memorial service for a beloved long-termer.
Feature July 22, 2020
Field trainers "are part of the old guard of the department. They teach the old way of doing things."
Coronavirus July 16, 2020
But not because of COVID-19 releases.
Life Inside July 9, 2020
I’m a Cambodian-American from Long Beach, California. But to a prison system that limits its population categories to “Black,” “White” and “Hispanic,” I’m the race version of a misfit toy.