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California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans – Criminal Justice Panel

March 30, 2022
Nicole D. Porter, Senior Director of Advocacy, testified before the California's Reparations Task Force on the Criminal Justice Panel.

Nicole D. Porter, Senior Director of Advocacy, testified before the California’s Reparations Task Force on the Criminal Justice Panel. Porter addressed how the persistence of extremely punitive sentencing laws and policies, not increases in crime rates, sustain the nation’s high rate of incarceration. California is uniquely positioned to address the harms of mass incarceration by continuing sentencing reforms, decommissioning prisons and directing public monies to community reinvestment and social services targeted to reduce contact with the criminal legal system in the first place.

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