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RJA Blog: The Fight for Mr. Williams’s Freedom

Mr. Williams, his mother, and children

By Esther Wolczynski, CEO of Checkmate My name is Esther Wolczynski, and I’m honored to lead the work of the non-profit agency, CheckMate, as the CEO. Our mission is to enhance individuals’ quality of life and increase accessibility to resources by providing safe, inclusive, and uplifting experiences for all families in San Joaquin County. Our… Continue reading RJA Blog: The Fight for Mr. Williams’s Freedom

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RJA Blog: Navigating Justice as an International Student in the U.S.

By Shaunak Chaudhary, a Master’s Graduate in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and a member of the Paper Prisons tech team. As an international student from India studying in California, my journey in the United States has been a mix of excitement, opportunities, and challenges. One of the most significant challenges has been navigating… Continue reading RJA Blog: Navigating Justice as an International Student in the U.S.

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Delivering Freedom from America’s Paper Prisons This Juneteenth: A Research Agenda

By Colleen Chien, Founder of the Paper Prisons Initiative  On June 19, 1865, US soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas – the last corner of the Confederacy –  to announce that the Civil War had ended and that enslaved Americans were now free. In the two years prior, slave owners quietly and strategically delayed the news… Continue reading Delivering Freedom from America’s Paper Prisons This Juneteenth: A Research Agenda

Paper Prisons RJA Tool is Now Live

We are excited to announce that the beta version of our new tool for exploring racial disparities in the criminal justice system under the California Racial Justice Act (CRJA) is now live at paperprisons.org/rja!   You can start using the tool immediately to access and analyze data on arrests, charges, convictions, and sentencing across counties in California. Please… Continue reading Paper Prisons RJA Tool is Now Live

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