In 2019, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) collected Policy Briefs on the theme “Confronting the Carceral State, Reimagining Justice.” The call for submissions was developed by CSW Director Grace Hong and the Black Feminism Initiative Director Sarah Haley. The review committee included Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law), Amy Ritterbusch (UCLA Department of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs), Stephanie Davidson (UCLA School of Law), and Dylan Rodríguez (UC Riverside Department of Media and Cultural Studies).
Six briefs were collected from UC graduate students and system-impacted individuals:
- Release Elderly Lifers to Reduce Mass Incarceration by Jane Dorotik
- Long-Term Incarcerated People Need Retirement Benefits by Romarilyn Ralston with Ginny Oshiro and Fidelia Santos-Aminy
- Unequal Punishment: Repealing Felony Murder Special Circumstances by Joanne Scheer
- Ensuring Access to Rehabilitative Programs and Ending Discrimination Against People Serving Life Without Parole by Rosie Stockton
- Stop “Crimmigration!” Stop Southeast Asian Refugee Deportations! by June Kuoch
- Incarceration and Mental Wellness are Incommensurable – A Call to Decarcerate by Boké Saisi
Editor: Katja Antoine, Program and Research Developer, CSW
To download the complete set of policy briefs, click HERE.
To learn more about CSW’s policy briefs, click HERE.