June 2019 – Fulfilling the Quest!, 2019 Quest for Democracy, Legislative Update, CA Democratic Party Convention, Homecoming Celebration, Ain’t I a Mother, Too?, Sac RAP Sheet Legal Clinic, Juneteenth, AOUON National chapters, Welcome Interns!

May 2019 – Fighting for Housing Rights, Farewell & Thank You Carol!, Welcome Eric, When We Fight We Win Panel, Alameda County’s Second Chance Month, Muslims & Mass Incarceration Panel, Mumia Book Release Event, Policy Fellow Forays – Paul, Formerly Incarcerated Women Testif-i, Welcome new Spokane AOUON chapter, In Memoriam: Kalima, Calendar.

April 2019 – Creating Space for Movement Both Public & Personal, LSPC 2019 Legislative Policy Platform, Beyond the Bars Conference, Sister Warrior Policy Summit, Oakland High School Students Visit FAM Center, Policy Fellow Forays – Katie, Calendar.

March 2019 – Thank you & Goodbye Jeff Adachi, AOUON National Victories in St. Louis & Eastern North Carolina, Ban the Box Housing panel in Alameda County, Policy Fellow London Reports on the Dream Beyond Bars Summit, Oakland Teacher’s Strike, Welcome Spring Interns, The O.G. Experience, Quest For Democracy Online Registration Open!

February 2019 – Legal Victory in Solitary Confinement Lawsuit, Restore Our Rights Event, Free the Vote CA Press Conference & Campaign, SB 136: Repeal One-Year Enhancements, Farewell Noe!, Welcome 2019 Policy Fellows, Staff Transitions, Testif-i Storytelling Project, AOUON Friday Forum.



December 2018 – Year in Review, 40th Anniversary Gala Highlight video, Holiday Homecoming, 19th Annual Community Giveback, AOUON East Oakland Youth Chapter Community Giveback, The Atlantic Race & Justice Summit, LSPC on KPFA Hard Knock Radio, Restore Our Rights Event January 17, 2019!

October / November 2018 – Thanks for an amazing 40th Anniversary Gala!, Parole Reform Bill signed & press conference, Occupational License Bill signed & press conference, 2018 LSPC Legislative Wrap-up, Lifelines Classes at CIW, FreeHer National Conference, AOUON South Carolina leadership training, Voter Registration at Mosswood Park, Alameda County Welcome Home project, African & Philippines international delegations visit, Welcome Aila & Judy!, AOUON on Adam Ruins Everything, upcoming Community Giveback (Dec. 8).

September 2018 – LSPC 40th Anniversary Gala last call for tickets!, Block Party!, FICPFM National Conference 2018, AOUON National Gathering, September Legislation Update, 2018 Justice Journal, Farewell Brittany, Congrats Carol, Welcome Ivana, Lee Bonner, & Ali!, Introducing the AOUON East Oakland Chapter, Calendar.

July / August 2018 – Welcome to the Freedom & Movement Center!, Rwanda Conference on Human Rights & Prison Reform, CA Family Unity Conference, Bay Area Youth Organizing Convening, San Bernardino Clean Slate Clinic, Farewell Eva!, August Legislation Campaigns, FAM Center Block Party, 40th Anniversary Event coming up!

May 2018 – Creating a Legacy of Leaders, 2018 Quest for Democracy, Fair Chance Occupational License Bills, Independent Pardon Board, SF County Eliminates Probation Fees, Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners in San Diego?, Clean Slate Clinics, From Prison to College Bound, Confronting a Legacy of Lynching in Alabama, Webinar: Supervising Interns & Volunteers, AOUON First Fridays in Oakland.

April 2018 – Dorsey & DPA Delegation to Portugal, Beyond the Bars Conference, Stop Urban Shield, Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color, AOUON 5K Fun Run, Sponsored Bills Hearings, Welcome Sabina, Tim Wise Podcast, AOUON 15th Anniversary Apparel, Quest for Democracy, First Friday, AOUON Bay Area Chapter Meeting, Save the Date: LSPC 40th Anniversary Gala.

March 2018 – Getting Ready for 2018 Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day (April 29-30), SF Proposes Ending Probation Fees, Solitary Confinement Court Hearing & Rally, AOUON Fun(d)raiser at SomaR Bar, End Money Bail Rally, Welcome Spring Interns & Volunteers, Calendar: Monthly AOUON Meeting (Oakland), AOUON 5K Fun Run, Monthly Letter Writing Night, Quest for Democracy.

February 2018 – New Year! New Staff! New Building: The Freedom & Movement Center, Welcome 2018 Elder Freeman Policy Fellows, New AOUON National Organizer, MLK Day Community Outreach, Solitary Confinement Lawsuit update, update on Jury Service bill, No More Shackles II Report, Occupational Licensing, Upcoming: Legal Services Webinar, AOUON Fundraiser at SomaR Bar, Letter-Writing Night.


2017 Year in Review – Community Giveback! Staff Picks of Favorite Events! Thank You for Your Continued Support!

November / December 2017 – LSPC Victory Party!, Legislative Review, Solitary Confinement Lawsuit Update, Fresno Clean Slate Clinic, All of Us or None Fresno Chapter, Supporting the Hunger Strikers, Art for Justice Fund Grant, Fines & Fees Update, LSPC Employment Opportunities.

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