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Ending Excessive Sentencing & Punishments in California

Thursday, December 19, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm PST
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Earlier this year, Governor Newsom declared a moratorium on all executions in California. In the wake of this decision, a new statewide coalition was formed to leverage this momentum and to forge new partnerships in the movement to end excessive sentencing. This webinar will explore how ending excessive sentencing and extreme punishments can advance the abolition of the death penalty and reduce or eliminate the use of Life Without Parole (LWOP) and other harsh sentences.   

Participants will discuss plans to leverage recently passed legislation on juvenile parole, felony murder, and case settlement in the death penalty and LWOP cases, as well as its plans to introduce a Racial Justice Act bill, which seeks to eliminate racial bias in the capital and non-capital cases. Participants will share their personal experience of incarceration and lessons learned from other states engaged in similar struggles. Finally, increased organizing and advocacy at the local level are having an impact on charging practices around the state. Participants will discuss opportunities created by upcoming and recent elections and share the impact that death row exonerees and other programs are having on local prosecutors' offices, including in San Joaquin and Santa Clara counties. 

Join SCG, in partnership with The California Criminal Justice Funders Group (CCJFG) and The 8th Amendment Project: The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, for the upcoming webinar, "Ending Excessive Sentencing & Punishments in California" on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 10-12 PM to learn more about the strategies to end excessive sentencing in our state, as well as the Racial Justice Act, which would eliminate racial bias in capital and non-capital cases.

Please RSVP for this webinar through our registration page here. 



Stefanie Faucher, 8th Amendment Project 



Amber-Rose Howard, Californians United for a Responsible Budget  

Phil Melendez, Re: Store Justice 

Kelly Savage, California Coalition for Women Prisoners 

Kirk Bloodsworth, Witness To Solutions 


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Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register here (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register here. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require an accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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