Don Specter

Prison Law Office

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Director of the Prison Law Office, a public-interest law firm in San Raphael, California that helps inmates with legal matters and advocates for the improvement of prison conditions

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In 20011, the US Supreme Court ruled that overcrowding in California's prisons was " cruel and unusual punishment " with suicidal inmates held in cages without toilets and with…

Stand-Off between the Courts, Governor on Prison Overcrowding

In 20011, the US Supreme Court ruled that overcrowding in California's prisons was " cruel and unusual punishment " with suicidal inmates held in cages without toilets and with…

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Lovelle Mixon was a 26-year-old former janitor who  killed four Oakland policemen  last Saturday afternoon. Two had pulled him over for a routine traffic stop.

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Lovelle Mixon was a 26-year-old former janitor who killed four Oakland policemen last Saturday afternoon. Two had pulled him over for a routine traffic stop.

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Gang violence, the lack of rehabilitation programs and sentencing laws like three strikes and you’re out have California prisons dangerously over-crowded.

California’s New Prisons Chief

Gang violence, the lack of rehabilitation programs and sentencing laws like three strikes and you’re out have California prisons dangerously over-crowded.

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