Category Archive: News

Jul 14

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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Oct 11


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.  

Jul 26

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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Mar 16

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.  

Jan 29

4th Quarter OIR Report Available

The fourth quarter Office of Independent Review (OIR) Report regarding the Fresno Police Department for the period October – December 2015 is now available. Please check out the link under the Fresno OIR tab, OIR Reports section.

Jan 28

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.

Jan 28

CCCJC Quarterly Meeting Date Changed

After a long conversation with the members of the CCCJC steering committee, a consensus was reached to change the next quarterly meeting to Monday, February 8th, 2016 beginning at 6:30 PM at the  Fresno Center for Non Violence, 1584 North Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728 All Are Welcome

Sep 30

October Meeting Date Changed to Thursday, November 5th

Please join us at our next Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, November 5th at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 North Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728

Sep 11

Officer Involved Shooting – Fresno

Monday, September 07, 2015 11:49PM FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — A Fresno police officer shot and killed a suspect after a wild high-speed pursuit across the city and county on Monday. “There were minimal rounds fired by the officer involved,” Police Chief Jerry Dyer added. “There were multiple officers on scene conducting the search, but …

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Sep 03

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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