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CA Poised to End Automatic Sentence Enhancements

Building on reforms enacted in recent years that aim to reduce numbers in California’s overcrowded and overwhelmed prison system, bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature mark a shift away from the state’s tough-on-crime  policies of…

California Bans Private Prisons

The private prison industry is set to be upended after California lawmakers passed a bill banning the facilities from operating in the state. The move will probably also close down four large immigration detention facilities that can hold…

Reform Groups Seek More First Step Act Funding

More funds are urgently needed to implement the new First Step Act that Congress passed late last year to increase rehabilitation and release of federal prisoners, says a coalition of 14 criminal justice reform organizations representing…

ACLU Asks Court for Federal Inmate’s Medicine

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a federal prison in Kansas to force it to provide an inmate with the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine, saying the man would “inevitably suffer and possibly die” without it, the New York Times…