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LA’s New Sheriff Villanueva Continues to Betray his Campaign Promises

Patrisse Cullors Pasadena Star-News
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (right). Last November when Alex Villanueva became Los Angeles County’s 33rd Sheriff, he did so with the widespread support of police and prison reformers. This week Los Angeles Magazine termed Villanueva “the Donald Trump of Los Angeles law enforcement”.

Reimagining Prison

Ruth Delaney, Ram Subramanian, Alison Shames, Nicholas Turner Vera
With a few limited exceptions, correctional practice today remains underpinned by retribution, deterrence, and incapacitation. These realities beg the question: isn’t there another way? We have failed to ask this question with sufficient seriousness

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A Hope Manifesto for Times of Resistance

Keli Goff Los Angeles Review of Books
Mandela was not just "a brilliant political tactician and legal mind, but also an exquisite writer," says reviewer Goff. These letters give us a man of high ideals whose "fight for survival" in prison adds Goff, "would have broken many of us."
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