Posts Tagged as "prison"

In World’s Largest Female Prison, Prisoners Organize for Health

July 14, 2015 / By
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My heart begins to pound as I enter the gym at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) on the outskirts of Chowchilla, about 20 miles south of Merced. Within moments memories of my own time behind bars flood my mind.

Why I Decided to Phone Bank for Prop. 47

October 30, 2014 / By
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I’ve seen people that have been to prison or have been in jail and they come out, turn their life around but they can’t find jobs. They can’t get financial aid for school because they have a felony, so they can’t get an education. I don’t think it’s fair, especially for minor things which is what Prop 47 will turn around.

Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration — When is it Appropriate?

October 30, 2014 / By
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On November 4th, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 47. The prop, also called The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, would reclassify six non-violent crimes currently charged as felonies -- including drug possession and shoplifting -- as misdemeanors. We'Ced Youth Media and The kNOw Youth Media asked teenagers in Merced and in Fresno, Calfornia: When is incarceration a just punishment? And how should society deal with non-violent offenses and petty crimes?