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Wednesday, October 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
California is First State in Country to Provide Housing for Exonerated Individuals »
Governor signs CACJ Co-Sponsored Legislation:  California is first state in country to provide housing for exonera...
Monday, November 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ on Capital Radio »
Ignacio Hernandez, CACJ's policy director and founder of the Hernandez Strategy Group, appeared on Capital Public Radio's...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ's Jail Informant Legislation Moves Forward »
CACJ, along with the ACLU and other allies, is co-sponsoring A.B. No. 359 (Jones-Sawyer) to limit non-monetary compens...
Friday, August 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Civil Asset Forfeiture Restrictions May Soon Become Law »
SB 443, authored by Senator Holly Mitchell and supported by CACJ, would require a criminal conviction before police co...
Monday, August 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ's SB 1052 featured in the Chronicle of Social Change »
CACJ’s Co-Sponsored SB-1052 Custodial interrogation: juveniles , by Senators Lara and Mitchell, was recently featured in...
Sunday, May 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SF Chronicle: California must reform jail sentencing: SB966 is place to start »
With the goal of tougher penalties on crime, a three-year sentencing enhancement was added for those prior convictions. Ho...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Crime Laws are Due for an Overhaul, Gov. Jerry Brown Says »
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown announced in a Forum for Federal Judges that California's crime laws have gone too far and...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assembly Bill 256 »
AB 256, another CACJ sponsored bill, passed unanimously from the Senate floor. The bill returns to the Assembly for a conc...
Saturday, August 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grand jury ban on probing shootings brings transparency »
By Robert Boyce & Jeff Thoma Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 227 (Mitch...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Brown Signs "Right to Record Act," Clarifying Lawfulness of Civilians Recording Public Safe »
by Asia Morris "SB 411 clarifies individuals’ First Amendment right to record police officers by stating that a...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill to Cut Back Juror Strikes Stalled in California Legislature »
By Maria Dinzeo " Ignacio Hernandez, a lobbyist for California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, said he just does...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former California Supreme Court Justice asks Governor Brown to sign two CACJ sponsored bills »
Governor can take a stand on police violence with his pen By Cruz Reynoso and Harry Snyder | In his long...
Monday, July 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changing Jury Selection is Bad for Justice »
By Jeff Adachi and Luis J. Rodriguez The right to an impartial jury is the linchpin of our justice system. Now,...
Monday, July 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peremptory Challenge Reduction Bill Pulled, and CACJ Transport Bill Signed Into Law By Governor »
July 13, 2015 was a great day for CACJ, CPDA and all of those in the criminal justice community who oppose the reduction o...
Thursday, March 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relaxing California Sex Offender Rules Intended To Make Communities Safer »
“It’s really about looking at each case individually and deciding what punishment fits the crime,” Ignacio Hernandez told...
Sunday, February 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assembly Public Safety Committee on Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras: Policies and Pitfalls »
CACJ President Jeff Thoma participated in a panel discussion regarding the use of body cameras by law enforcement. The leg...
Monday, July 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
California reduces deportations for minor crimes »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | "Amazingly, the fact that it's 364 means it's not an aggravated felony under...

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