Selma to LA: How Civil Rights History Inspired Criminal Justice Reform and Measure R February 25, 2020. Our Prism. Measure R was passed in California in March of 2020, allowing mentally ill Black people to receive medical care and not the unfair torture of incarceration. Patrisse delves into how civil rights history inspired a movement

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Criminal Justice Reform Is Sweeping the Country. But Not L.A. County. February 27, 2019. Los Angeles Times. Calls for criminal justice reform are occurring throughout California and the nation, with many locally-elected prosecutors supporting the fight for more fair justice systems. However, in LA County, top prosecutor and District Attorney Jackey Lacey, still hasn’t given

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Expansion of Largest Jails System in the US Must End January 23, 2019. The Appeal Political Report. Los Angeles County is home to the country’s largest jail system, with roughly 17,000 people held behind bars. These incarcerated communities are often subjected to abhorrent conditions, and many are pre-trial, meaning they are still innocent. Patrisse Cullors

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