Category: News

Central California Criminal Justice Committee

June 8, 2018 To our supporters and friends: Fresno has a police auditor, officially called the Office of Independent Review. At CCCJC, our question is: “Who Audits the Auditor?” Our answer to the question is that nobody will audit the auditor unless we step in to do so. That is a role we have been …

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20 Maps That Explain Mass Incarceration in America

03/16/2016 Here is a real in depth look at the FACTS behind America’s Mass Incarceration Problem.  

Death Penalty Focus

Dear Friend, Hello, and welcome to this month’s issue of the Focus. The issue of mental illness and the death penalty was at the center of debates in several states in the past month, including Virginia, Alabama, and Texas. Ohio has a new lethal drug protocol and is getting ready to begin executions after along …

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Chief’s Advisory Board Meeting August 2017

The Chief’s Monthly Advisory Board Meeting (CAB) was held at Fresno City Hall on August 31st. Notes regarding the meeting were made by CCCJC member Rebeca Rangel and are posted here for review. CABaug2017 Any comments or suggestions are eagerly sought by the CCCJC.

INCARCERATING US

Incarcerating Us is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world.  

News From the Gas Chamber

Working for alternatives to the death penalty Dear Friend, As I sat in the gas chamber, the door clanged shut.  I was alone and suddenly dizzy and disoriented. Fear welled up inside of me. In the profound silence I could hear my heart beat, and realized that people had sat here before me until their heart …

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Fresno PD Low Moral Problem

In a recent article in the Fresno BEE Newspaper, the editor referred to a moral problem within the Fresno Police Department.   Read the full article here.

California’s New OpenJustice Website

On September 2nd this year, the California Department of Justice launched a new website that publishes data about police interactions with the public, including the number of people who die at the hands of police. Called Open Justice, the initiative is being billed as the first of its kind to provide detailed data to the public …

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New OIR Auditor Appointed

The Office of Independent Review (OIR) is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Scharman (Salt Lake City Police, Retired) as Director of Internal Audits effective May 15, 2015. The recommendation to add this position to the OIR was included in recommendations that were put forth in the first quarter 2015 report as quoted below: …

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ACLU mobile app turns the tables on police misconduct

   Click the Pix to Read the Full Article on MSNBC