Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

UPDATE: The Seattle Times published in op-ed by Eva Paterson in reaction to the Court's decision in this case. The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias co-authored in 2008 by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Sara Jackson, and Eva Paterson. Kimberly was our Director of Law and Public Policy then, … Continue reading Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

Tell Attorney General Brown ‘Do Not Appeal the Stay: Stop Seeking Executions!’ (Updated)

UPDATE SEPT. 29, 5 p.m. PT: It is with great joy that I announce that your actions have once again had a huge impact; the scheduled execution of Albert Brown in California has been halted. Legal experts had predicted for weeks that the execution would not occur due to the many remaining legal challenges and … Continue reading Tell Attorney General Brown ‘Do Not Appeal the Stay: Stop Seeking Executions!’ (Updated)

Tell Attorney General Brown ‘Do Not Appeal the Stay: Stop Seeking Executions!’ (Updated)

UPDATE SEPT. 29, 5 p.m. PT: It is with great joy that I announce that your actions have once again had a huge impact; the scheduled execution of Albert Brown in California has been halted. Legal experts had predicted for weeks that the execution would not occur due to the many remaining legal challenges and … Continue reading Tell Attorney General Brown ‘Do Not Appeal the Stay: Stop Seeking Executions!’ (Updated)

Senate Committee Approves Proposed Law to Reduce Discrimination in Death Penalty Sentencing (Updated)

UPDATE MAY 27, 2010: The Senate Appropriations Committee did not pass out the bill, which effectively kills it for this session. The state Senate Public Safety Committee yesterday approved a bill proposing changes in the criminal justice system to ensure that no one is sentenced to die because of race or ethnicity. Senate Bill 1331, … Continue reading Senate Committee Approves Proposed Law to Reduce Discrimination in Death Penalty Sentencing (Updated)

EJS Screens Stirring Films on Incarceration and Family Detention

On Wednesday, October 14, more than 100 EJS members and friends from around the Bay Area joined us at the Sundance Kabuki Theater for the screening of two films about contemporary criminal justice issues. The screenings were spearheaded by EJS staffers Sara Jackson and Miguel Gavaldón. The Trust (http://www.trustcommunity.org), currently in post-production, takes a personal … Continue reading EJS Screens Stirring Films on Incarceration and Family Detention