October 2017 – Gov. Brown signs AB 1008 Ban the Box, 2017 Justice Journal now online, Fines & Fees update, Community Outreach, AOUON National Retreat, National No-Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women Conference, Job Opportunities.

July 2017 – CA Bills Close To Passing, Stopping Drivers License Suspensions, Farewell Endria & Ellen, Welcome Marcus & Azadeh, Yeay Summer Interns, CFASC Legal Workshop & BBQ, RIP Umar Muhammad, PLI Training, AOUON Monthly Meeting, August LSPC Letter Writing Night.


June 2017 – Susan Burton Book Signing, No New Jails (CCC, SF), National Restorative Justice Conference, Juneteenth, Solitary Confinement Update: Parole After SHU, RIP Hadaih, CFASC Legal Workshop & BBQ, LSPC Letter Writing Night, Family Law & Self-Help Conference.

May 2017 – Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day, New Staff: Errol & Tony, Susan Burton Book Signing, Folsom Hunger Strike Rally, LSPC Letter Writing Night.

April 2017 – Call to join us for Quest for Democracy, Tim Wise Benefit for Q4D (video), AB1008: The Fair Chance Act (Ban the Box), Beyond the Bars Conference (NY), Criminal Justice Dialogue (Humboldt), Running for Justice, Susan Burton Book Signing (6/5/17).

March 2017 – Welcome Elder Freeman Policy Fellows Sandra & Joe, 2017 Legislative Advocacy slate of bills, #DrivingFinesDown, Proposition Town Hall, Ban the Box Policy Debate, upcoming Clean Slate Clinics, Letter Writing Nights, Quest for Democracy.

February 2017 – Dorsey Back from Sabbatical, Advanced Lifelines Legal Classes at CIW, LAAC Legal Training Panels, Phone Justice Lawsuit Moving Forward, Welcome Spring Interns (photo, above), Letter-Writing Night Now Monthly!


December 2016 – Community Giveback, Standing with Standing Rock, 2016 Legislative Roundup, Ban the Box, Australian Criminal Justices Studies students, Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah honored by Peace Development Fund, Prisoner Letter Writing Night.


October 2016 – Our new report: Ban the Box in Employment: A Grassroots History, 2016 Re-Entry Law Conference, Prop 57 Support, “Jobs for Justice”, Clean Slate Clinic – Stockton, Courage Award for Arthur League, Community Giveback.

Summer/September 2016 – FICPFM National Conference coverage: photos & reflections, John Legend video introduction, voting rights & traffic fees amnesty bills signed into law, Welcome new Board Members Ida McCray & Vernis James, Danielle Metz released, Dorsey Nunn on sabbatical, Re-Entry Law Conference announcement, Policy Fellowship update.

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June 2016 – FICPFM National Conference Registration open, Solano County Court Lawsuit, Support AB2466 (Voting Rights), Welcome Dolores Canales, Summer Intern Program, Re-envisioning Reenty Law Conference announcement

Q4D 2016 - Final Rally Photo

May 2016 – Quest for Democracy, Support SB1157 (In-Person Visitation), Santa Rita Jail Disability Rights case settlement, Goodbye Denise!

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April 2016 – White House Champion of Change Award, Alternative Custody case resolved, Back on the Road CA Report: “Stopped, Fined, Arrested.”

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March 2016 – Policy Update: Elder Parole, Visitation, Voting, & Vehicles; NELP award for Manuel, Debt Free S.F.

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January 2016 – Sleep Deprivation at Pelican Bay / Lawsuit, Family Unity Project, Stop the Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners, Thank You from the Fund Development Department


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December 2015 – Year of Victories in review

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November 2015 – President Obama Bans the Box, “Making the Most of Prop 47,” Community Giveback announcement, NLG Annual Convention

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October 2015 – FICPFM Western Regional report, John Legend supports Ban the Box, SB405 & SB504 signed into law, Take Two letter campaign.

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September 2015 – FICPFM Western Regional Conference announcement, Family Rights & Reentry Hearing, New Staff: Amir, Fall Interns!

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July 2015 – Voting Rights Victory, 2015 US Social Forum People’s Movement Assembly, Life Lessons at CIW, Justice Journal

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June 2015– Juneteenth Celebration, Record Clearing Clinic in East Paolo Alto, SF Jail Lowers Visiting Age, and Message from the ED: Real Jobs: The Quickest Way to Stop Crime


May 2015 – Kalima’s Return, RAP Sheet Legal Clinic, Jury Rights Bill, Tipping Point Reentry Conference, All of Us or None Chancellor’s Award


April 2015 – Youth Policy Academies, Prop 47 Clinic, Pelican Bay Lawsuit Findings, Elder Parole and Starting Over Strong, Three Strikes Justice Center

March 2015 – Co-Sponsored Bills: Freeing Our Elders and Jury Rights, Pelican Bay Prison Art, LSPC Reentry Conference, Incarcerated Parent’s Manual Update


February 2015 – Leadership Forum, Quest for Democracy, Pelican Bay Lawsuit, Committees to Expand Pregnancy Healthcare Rights, High School Interns


January 2015 – Prop 47 Community Forum, SF Lawyers Die-In, Pelican Bay Lawsuit, CalFresh and CalWORKs bans repealed



December 2014 – Looking Back at 2014 in Photos

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 November 2014 – American Justice Summit, Prop 47, Alternative Custody Programs

October 2014 – Delegation to DC, Remembering Elder Freeman, Sassman vs. Brown, Anti-Gentrification March


September 2014 – Freedom School graduation, Family Unity Project, Change Champion Award


August 2014 – Remembering Yuri, Ban the Box in North Carolina, Prison Art Exhibit

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July 2014 – Prop 47, LSPC co-sponsors AB 1756, new AOUON organizer, SB 892: Controversial Confinement Bill

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June 2014 – Quest for Democracy, Freedom School, 3 Strikes at Pelican Bay, Reentry Law Conference

April 2014

April 2014 – Youth Starting Over Strong, AB 1628, AB 2308, AB 2356

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March 2014 – AB 218, Congressional Hearing on Solitary Confinement

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February 2014 – Ban the Box Victory, AOUON Voting Rights Lawsuit, Pressure for Solitary Confinement Reform

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January 2014 – Policy Academy Launch, 2013 Community Giveback, Family Law Class in San Francisco Jail

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December 2013 – Hunger Strike, Upcoming Webinar, Anti-shackling Laws Only Half the Battle