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

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, not everyone knows how much of an effect it will have on the criminal justice system. However, despit...

“Just Mercy” and “The New Jim Crow” explore the complexity of incarceration

Emmy Hicks-Jablons, Staff writer

October 14, 2015

It is likely, that at some point over the summer, you encountered the omnipresent problem of mass incarceration in America. Perhaps you pondered the significance of incarceration while staring into the fierce and tired eyes that appear during the “Orange is the New Black” theme song, or while listening to the hauntingly dissonant chords of the “Serial” podca...

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