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Criminal justice reform brings SF’s jail health services into focus

A new report released last week provides a rare statistical glimpse into…

 

Arvaughn Williams, 17, speaks during a school board meeting about growing up with an incarcerated parent. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools to reassess curriculum for kids with incarcerated parents

Arvaughn Williams was a freshman at City Arts and Technology High School…

 

Students with jailed parents may gain support

The City’s public schools are planning to better support students with incarcerated…

 

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City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

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San Francisco’s new jail proposal gets boost with $80M state grant

San Francisco’s plan to build a new jail received a boost Thursday…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail.  (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

BALTIMORE — Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's…

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail.  (Patrick Semansky/AP)
Margaret Hilaire bows her head in prayer during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell  in the Waller County Jail, just days after being arrested by Encinia during a traffic stop. Authorities determined through an autopsy that Bland hanged herself with a plastic bag. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

HEMPSTEAD, Texas — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas…

Margaret Hilaire bows her head in prayer during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell  in the Waller County Jail, just days after being arrested by Encinia during a traffic stop. Authorities determined through an autopsy that Bland hanged herself with a plastic bag. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
The SF Board of Supervisors moved closer to approving a new jail Tuesday. Many say the new facility is needed in order to increase bed space for inmates. Mike Koozmin 2014/S.F. Examiner

SF supervisors show support for new jail

San Francisco moved closer to building a new jail Tuesday despite opposition…

The SF Board of Supervisors moved closer to approving a new jail Tuesday. Many say the new facility is needed in order to increase bed space for inmates. Mike Koozmin 2014/S.F. Examiner
For every white adult convicted of a crime in San Francisco, there were more than 10 black adults and nearly two Latino adults convicted. SOURCE: SFGOV.ORG

New report exposes racial disparities in SF criminal justice system

Statewide, the gap between the arrest rates of blacks and whites is…

For every white adult convicted of a crime in San Francisco, there were more than 10 black adults and nearly two Latino adults convicted. SOURCE: SFGOV.ORG
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SF Sheriff launches new program to help teens visit jailed parents

Up until now, kids couldn’t visit their parents in jail alone. But…

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Mike Koozmin/Special to The SF ExaminerThe City is looking to purchase the entire block where the Hall of Justice currently sits to build a bigger jail.

San Francisco eyes site for future jail

Prisoners would be housed where a McDonald’s and other businesses and privately…

Mike Koozmin/Special to The SF ExaminerThe City is looking to purchase the entire block where the Hall of Justice currently sits to build a bigger jail.

Prisoner angry over being set free at end of sentence

Thorn Peters of Memphis, Tenn., was furious about being let out of…