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COVID-19 behind bars: Tough indeed on inmates, officers

San Quentin Prison, where a coronavirus outbreak was reported last year. (Photo: Mark R, via Shutterstock)

For Cristina Garcia, there’s something unsettling about the idea that an unvaccinated person, confined to a prison cell, could be exposed to the corona virus because a guard or other state employee had declined an opportunity to be vaccinated.

Opinion

California’s prisons need a greater culture of rehabilitation

Inmates in the exercise yard at San Quentin Prison. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

OPINION: California spends over $12 billion on its prison system each year. Given that stunning investment of public dollars, the residents of California deserve to understand the actual impact of incarceration: Does it create public safety and rehabilitate those who are incarcerated under its care?

Opinion

Lifers: Less risky than the average citizen

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Vallejo involving a long-ago paroled life term inmate we are again hearing calls for a reduction in the still small number of life-term prisoners who are granted parole.  The usual unfounded accusations and unsubstantiated allegations of continuing danger from all released lifers are again making the rounds. 

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