Renewing Communities

Criminal Injustice: A Cost Analysis of Wrongful Convictions, Errors & Failed Prosecutions in California's Criminal Justice System

Criminal Injustice: A Cost Analysis of Wrongful Convictions, Errors & Failed Prosecutions in California's Criminal Justice System

This report documents mistakes, incompetence, and malfeasance in our criminal justice system.  Not only are these systemic errors expensive—costing taxpayers an estimated $282 million adjusted for inflation—they also have serious and lifelong consequences on the people subject to these flawed prosecutions.

Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians

Degrees of Freedom: Expanding College Opportunities for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Californians

Degrees of Freedom finds that California has not been adequately providing effective college opportunities for criminal justice-involved students, despite the fact that such access will help California build safer and more economically viable communities. The study is a joint project of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley School of Law.