California's Justice System is a Debt Trap

Erica Smith was making a fresh start. After being forced out of her home by domestic violence, she had spent the last three years cycling between homelessness and jail for petty offenses.

August 1, 2019

When Kicking Around an Orange Gets You On Probation

By Andrew M., Plaintiff in SBX V. County of Riverside

I was in 8th grade when it happened. I’ll never forget the feeling of those cold, clanky pairs of metal constraints. I was being handcuffed in front of my friends and classmates.

July 26, 2019
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