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A guide to California incarceration bills

Lochlain Steere, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

California's 35 state prisons currently house more than 93,000 incarcerated people. In 2006, the state’s prison population peaked at 173,000 people, and although this number has since dropped, California...

States with the death penalty. Source: Infographic credit: Kian Nassre.

Achieving press but not progress: Governor Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, announced a moratorium on the death penalty, temporarily pardoning 737 inmates on death row. While this suspension remains unprecedented,...

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20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like...

Norfolk four case expert Richard Leo speaks to Urban School constitutional law class about problems in justice system

February 6, 2011

It was a horrible scene: a woman lay raped and killed in her Norfolk, Va., apartment. Within weeks, suspicion settled on four Navy men. They all confessed to the crime. The reaction from the community...

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