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January 02, 2018

By Lemor Abrams

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California is joining 19 other states in ending life sentences for children and teens.

It’s just one of several new laws attempting to change the way the state’s justice system treats juveniles.

“I would run away, get another warrant, go on the run. Go back and forth,” said Michael Rizo.

December 30, 2017

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Note: This measure was carried by Sens. Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara.

On Monday, California will stand up to the Trump administration and become the first state to stop jailing poor children who can’t afford to pay court fines and fees. The state will scrap juvenile administrative fees altogether in an effort to protect low-income families and children from what can only be described as a neo-debtors' prison.

December 21, 2017

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Dec. 21, 2017: LA Watts Times - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell; Unapologetically Fighting For The People

By Brandon Brooks, managing editor

December 21, 2017

Listen to this nearly 37-minute video exclusive with Sen. Holly J. Mitchell by Brandon Brooks, managing editor of the LA Sentinel and the Watts Times by clicking HERE.

 

 

December 21, 2017

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By Brandon Brooks, Managing Editor

December 14, 2017

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Measures are among five biggest accomplishments of the year

Protecting foster children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion are among the nine new laws by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell.

December 08, 2017

Social justice advocate Susan Burton, through her A New Way of Life organization, recently honored both California Senator Holly J. Mitchell and Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump among others, during the organization’s 19th annual Gala Awards in Los Angeles.

The two were honored for their work in restoring civil rights for formerly incarcerated people. That work, ANWOL officials said, is in line with their mission.

December 08, 2017

ANWOL Marks its 19th Gala with Title Sponsor Drug Policy Alliance by Honoring Sen. Holly Mitchell, Ben L. Crump, Esq., ANWOL Legal Department and Impact Justice

I'm committed to solutions to the injustices of mass incarceration for people like Geneva Cooley, a 70-year-old Black woman, who was sentenced to 999 years, 99 months and 99 days for drug trafficking.”

— Susan Burton, dubbed the Modern-Day Harriett Tubman.

December 07, 2017

Social justice advocate Susan Burton, through her A New Way of Life organization, recently honored both California Senator Holly J. Mitchell and Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump among others, during the organization’s 19th annual Gala Awards in Los Angeles.

The two were honored for their work in restoring civil rights for formerly incarcerated people. That work, ANWOL officials said, is in line with their mission.