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The ACLU of Southern California is suing the city of Lancaster and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for excessively citing people living at desert homeless encampments in the Antelope Valley.
Francisco Aviles Pino
The city is ramping up a cleanup program that activists fear will worsen the criminalization of homelessness.
There’s a cynical local-to-national news pipeline designed to mock the powerless under the guise of “odd” news stories.
Adam H. Johnson
A new effort to reduce arrests and summonses is criticized as continuing to criminalize homelessness.
With Appeal reporter Josh Vaughn
Heavy reliance on pretrial incarceration in Berks County subjects people to poor medical care and unsanitary and unsafe conditions.
The criminalization of poverty in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, has led to a staggering increase in incarcerated people, all at a huge cost for defendants and taxpayers alike.
Josie and Clint talk with Sara Totonchi, the Executive Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Josie Duffy Rice,
In a wide-ranging interview, Boudin, a progressive reform candidate, told The Appeal he wants to redefine ‘public safety’ to encompass the rights of both victims and defendants.
Melissa Gira Grant
Supporters hope the passage of Prop C may herald a more compassionate—and effective—approach.
Terrance has been jailed repeatedly over court debt for fishing to feed his family.
A judge’s decision could end the practice of jailing people for soliciting money along streets and highways, but DA Spencer Merriweather has been slow to embrace the change.
Phil Murphy has promised marijuana legalization, end of cash bail and will look at ending minimum mandatory sentences
The majority of people who face misdemeanor charges remain behind bars just because they are poor