Holly Recommends

March 20, 2017

NOTE: This Op-Ed was originally published May 9, 2016. Reposted here the same day Sen. Holly J. Mitchell held a press conference on her #EquityAndJustice package, which includes SB 180, which would reduce sentence enhancements for certain non-violent offenses.

By Michelle Alexander

March 14, 2017

NOTE: This story was originally published Sept. 19, 2016.

By Nashelly Chavez

At the age of 11, West Sacramento native Michael Rizo first entered the juvenile justice system after he stole something from his neighbor’s yard.

“I started messing up around elementary school, just started getting influenced by negative people,” Rizo said.