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Letters from Pelican Bay

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

When I first got interested in the criminal justice system, I began following community leaders throughout the nation who were involved in the reform movement. One person I [...]

Letters from Pelican Bay

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

by | Tania Mejia Last week, the Sociology Department hosted the Criminal Justice Dialogue, which was a week full of events covering issues related to incarceration. This [...]

Letters from Pelican Bay

March 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

By| Tania Mejia In August of 2016, the Department of Justice [DOJ] made an announcement claiming it would begin phasing out the use of private prisons. I clearly remember [...]

Letters from Pelican Bay

March 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

By| Tania Mejia As a senior currently applying for graduate school, I have been putting a lot of thought into the future and what is to come. I have spent the past four years [...]

Letters from Pelican Bay

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

By| Tania Mejia By now, most of us know there are 2.3 million people behind bars, and that the U.S. makes up 5% of the world’s population while housing 25% of the world’s [...]