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Residents Speak Out Against New Santa Clara County Jail
California Patch

Newsom Signs Bill to Ease Gang Enhanced Sentence Rules
East County Today

New bill would let judges weigh survivors’ history in human trafficking cases

Youth Incarceration Is Closely Linked to Poverty in the United States
Teen Vogue

Dream with Young Women’s Freedom Center
Out of the Margins Podcast

Peer-Run Center Empowers Young People Affected by Poverty, Violence, Incarceration
Civic, KSFP-102.5 FM

Bill to End “Slavery” in Prisons Advances in Cal Legislature
Sacramento Observer

Will S.F. close juvenile hall on time, or will kids still be incarcerated at an annual cost of $1.1 million per kid?
SF Chronicle

Nonprofit Leaders Reframe Homelessness as Systemic, Not Personal, Problem
SF Public Press

The Voices Of Youth Locked In San Francisco’s Soon-To-Be-Shuttered Juvenile Hall
LA Witness

Cutting the Poor a Break: SF pioneers a program to reduce the fees and fines that keep people from succeeding. Featuring YWFC Policy Director Amika Mota.
The Progressive

92% black or Latino: the California laws that keep minorities in prison
The Guardian

The Young Women’s Freedom Center Wants to Shut Down San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall. City Leaders Just Voted to Support Them
Teen Vogue

San Francisco to Approve Closure of Juvenile Hall
SF Weekly

Lift Us Up, Don’t Lock Us Down: The Battle to Close Juvenile Hall
SF Weekly

Open Forum: Why San Francisco’s juvenile hall must go
San Francisco Chronicle

Opinion: I Was In Juvenile Hall. Here’s Why It Should Be Abolished
BuzzFeed News

It’s time to end late-night release from California county jails
Mercury News

City Visions: What is life like after incarceration?
KALW Local Public Radio

Alicia Garza on How Women Are Battling Mass Incarceration
Marie Claire

Battle Launches to Shut Down S.F.’s Juvenile Hall
SF Weekly

San Francisco Vote Seeks to End Youth Incarceration
Next City

SF advocacy group criticizes release of woman from jail in overnight hours before her death

California bill seeks safety for released inmates after Alameda County woman’s death
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Supervisors Vote 10–1 to Close Juvenile Hall by End of 2021
Nonprofit Quarterly

Jessica St. Louis Died After Being Released From Jail At 1:30 A.M. Now Advocates Want Safer Release Rules

State Senator Proposes Banning Nighttime Releases of Inmates

3 SF supervisors pledge to close juvenile hall after Chronicle report
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Joins National Push to Abolish Youth Prisons

SF slated to invest in youth diversion programs, close Juvenile Hall by 2021

‘Me Too Behind Bars’: Documents reveal sexual abuse at women’s prisons abuse
Mercury News