Case for Change: Real Stories of Over-Incarceration
Read real-life stories of Californians who have been incarcerated for nonviolent offenses, how ineffective those sentences were in changing their behavior, and the negative ripple effect incarceration and a felony label has had on their and their families’ lives.
Los Angeles artist Marisol Torres invites us to "Invest in California." Her contribution is one of many from artists who been inspired by our #SchoolsNotPrisons campaign to produce creative pieces calling for investments in our families and schools, not prisons.
The California Endowment's Do the Math campaign shines a light on our state's misplaced spending priorities and challenges us to consider how else these funds could be used.
In this Huffington Post op-ed, Russell Simmons discusses his commitment to #SchoolsNotPrisons and the video he executive produced as part of the campaign.
The California Endowment's Do the Math campaign raises awareness about our current spending priorities and asks whether they add up for a healthier, more successful California. Check out – and share – memes of music artists from thisl campaign.
Los Angeles' Ernesto Yerena is one of the many artists who been inspired by our #SchoolsNotPrisons campaign to produce creative pieces calling for investments in our families and schools, not prisons.
How could state tax dollars be better spent on education instead of imprisoning nonviolent people? In a video with some telling facts, The California Endowment asks us to "Do the Math."
California spends $62,396 per year per prisoner, many of whom are there for nonviolent offenses. This drains resources from education, community health and other approaches that can prevent crime. See what else these taxpayer dollars could be invested in.