Author: Amber Rose Howard

Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Halts Death Penalty. Now Let’s Drop LWOP!

by Amber Rose Howard

On March 13, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his decision to halt the execution of 737 people sentenced to death in California prisons. This moratorium on capital punishment acknowledges the significant racial, economic, gender and disability disparities in death penalty sentencing and is an important step toward justice. California has the highest prison population in…



California Assembly Passes Bill to Allowing Judges to Strike Mandatory Sentence Enhancement for Prior Felony Convictions

by Amber Rose Howard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: September 1, 2018   Eunisses Hernandez: 213-226-6426, Glenn Backes: 916-202-2538 California Assembly Passes Bill to Allowing Judges to Strike Mandatory Sentence Enhancement for Prior Felony Convictions Bill Now Heads to the Governor’s Desk Sacramento, CA — On August 31, 2018 the California Assembly voted to pass Senate Bill 1393, authored by…