San Francisco Wipes Out More Than 9,300 Marijuana Convictions

California legalized recreational cannabis more than two years ago, but thousands of people still have felony pot convictions on their records. This affects their ability to find employment, attend school, and obtain loans or housing. On February 25, 2019, San...
Is the Decrease in Cash Bail Leading to More Incarceration?

Is the Decrease in Cash Bail Leading to More Incarceration?

Criminal justice advocates touted the end of cash bail as a way to remedy the fact that poor people had to stay in jail while the affluent went free. While the idea was good in theory, now that many states have abolished cash bail, it turns out that another factor is...
Hung jury in reverend’s trial

Hung jury in reverend’s trial

Yuba County DA to decide if prosecutors should retry case against self-proclaimed Rastafarian church leader Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 21, 2019 After two and a half days of deliberation, a Yuba County jury could not agree on a verdict in the...