Category Archives: Justice

Alameda County Ahead of Curve with Realignment

In May of 2011, the Supreme Court ruled that the conditions in California prisons were so horrendous that they violated protections against cruel and unusual punishment and ordered California to reduce its prison population by 35,000-40,000 inmates by 2013. The … Continue reading

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Lessening the Impact of Incarceration on Oakland – An Overview

                California taxpayers foot the bill for one of the largest prison systems in the world. The annual cost of incarcerating an inmate in 2010-11 was $48,895 and in 2012, it is estimated … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice in Oakland: Profile of Fania Davis

I started an interest in Restorative Justice over 15 years ago and attended a conference that opened my eyes to this powerful healing alternative to the punitive and non-rehabilitative approach to criminal justice that currently exists. My interest was derailed … Continue reading

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