After having its death penalty protocols repeatedly ruled unconstitutional, California will once again attempt to rewrite the process to comply with court rulings. The California Catholic Conference will be among many speaking out against th
During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19-25, 2015, survivors of crime and victims’ families gathered in Sacramento. Meetings and conferences were held throughout this week to honor and support crime victims and survivors, to discuss v
Solitary confinement is an extremely harmful practice, widely condemned as torture, but extensively used in California’s juvenile justice systems. Its overuse – just as in adult correctional situations – can do more harm than good.
Catholic dioceses in California are offering special prayers and Masses in observation of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, an annual event established in 1981 to draw attention to the people and families whose lives have been affected by viole