In a moment when the use of prolonged solitary confinement of youth is under increasing scrutiny around the country, a bill presents California with a critical opportunity to lead the way nationally in increasing access to rehabilitation and reducing harm for our young people.
The latest string of suspected white supremacist violence involved at least one paroled prisoner and likely others in prison. This unfolding drama should be a wake-up call for any who think that Muslims hold a monopoly on terrorism.
There were no disco balls or singing children. The setting was drab and far-from-festive. The tattered hymnals and song sheets retrieved from the cabinet. The individuals came all dressed in red -- not because red is a Christmas color, but because red is the color of the assigned uniform.
A maximum security prison is an unlikely destination when seeking a transformative encounter with God. Yet, I recently experienced God as never before amid high fences, barbed wire, legions of guards and multiple checkpoints.