NEWS ARTICLES

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA
April 24th, 2017 Ebony

The failing jails of Los Angeles County
April 6th, 2017 The Economist

L.A. County supervisors looking into how to discipline its bad workers
April 4th, 2017 LA Times

LA County Deputy Misconduct Sparks Debate on Punishment at Supervisors’ Meeting
April 4th, 2017 ABC7

LA leaders seek more teeth for holding employees accountable
April 4th, 2017 LA Daily News

Front Page with Dominique DiPrima
March 16th, 2017 Radio Free 102.3 FM

The Lee Baca saga is over, but plenty of questions remain about the future of the L.A. Sheriff’s Department
March 15th, 2017 LA Times

Democrats hope to use Obamacare rewrite to turn activism into change
March 13th, 2017 The Washington Post

Watchdogs concerned about 4 LA County jail deaths in 10 days
March 10th, 2017 Southern California Public Radio

Protestas por suicidios en cárcel de Los Ángeles
March 10th, 2017 Telemundo

Activists Demand Answers After Two Jail Suicides
March 11th, 2017 KFI iHeartRADIO

After four recent inmate deaths, protesters call for changes in L.A. county jails
March 10th, 2017 LA Times

Liberal groups host Trump ‘resistance training’ for change
March 8th, 2017 The Washington Times

L.A. sheriff gains support in legal fight over secret list of 300 problem deputies
March 6th, 2017 LA Times

After scandals, a group of civilians ushers in a new era of oversight for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
January 26th, 2017 LA Times

Building a #BlackXmas
November 23rd, 2016 LA Progressive

LA County Appoints Civilian Oversight Commission for Sheriff’s Department
November 2nd, 2016 ABC 7

After years of scandal, a new panel will oversee the L.A. Sheriff’s Department in an effort to restore trust
November 2nd, 2016 LA Times

New sheriff’s oversight commission called ‘game changer’
November 1st, 2016 Southern California Public Radio

Protestors Demand Halt to LA County Jail Plans
October 26th, 2016 ABC 7

Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting
October 25th, 2016 LA Daily News

Protesters against new LA County jail shut down Board of Supervisors meeting
October 25th, 2016 Daily Breeze

LA County moves forward with jails despite protest
October 25th, 2016 Southern California Public Radio

LA County moves forward with jails despite protest
October 25th, 2016 The Washington Times

County votes to move forward with men’s and women’s jails
October 25th, 2016 My News LA

Deadly police shooting series of black, Latino Angelenos: Activists demand `State of Emergency’
October 6th, 2016 My News LA

Community groups declare state of emergency in South L.A. over police shootings
October 6th, 2016 Los Angeles Wave

No touching. No human contact. The hidden toll on jail inmates who spend months or years alone in a 7×9 foot cell
September 25th, 2016 LA Times

UCLA researchers map the costs of incarceration in Los Angeles
September 22nd, 2016 UCLA Newsroom

Man killed by Compton deputies was not involved with carjacking
August 13th, 2016 Los Angeles Wave

Man killed by deputies in Compton not involved in carjacking that led to shooting, sheriffs say
August 9th, 2016 Press Telegram

New Black Lives Matter Policy Platform To Call For Reparations, End Of Mass Incarceration
July 31st, 2016 Buzzfeed News

Why Are So Many Inmates Attempting Suicide at the California Institution for Women?
July 20th, 2016 LA Weekly

Criteria to become LASD watchdog
June 8th, 2016 My News LA

Report: The Population of Women in Prison Has Tripled Since the ’90s
March 7th, 2016 Alternet

Why Did L.A. County Inmate Unique Moore Die? Lawsuit, Investigation Raise New Questions About Women’s Jail
February 28th, 2016 The Huffington Post

Black History Month: Black LGBTs Creating Community
February 7th, 2016 Frontiers Media

Wellness and the Black Molecular Future
February 6th, 2016 The Huffington Post

Ex-deputies can serve as LA sheriff civilian watchdogs
January 12th, 2016 My News LA

L.A. county begins hashing out final sheriff’s oversight details
January 12th, 2016 LA Times

LA supervisors debate composition of new sheriff watchdog panel
January 11th, 2016 Southern California Public Radio

Law enforcement must report details on shootings and uses of force under new California law
December 31st, 2015 LA Times

Supervisors clear way for watchdog to have more access to deputies’ records
December 15th, 2015 LA Times

Black Lives Matter co-founder speaking at AU
December 14th, 2015 The Eagle

Deal set to bring more oversight of LA County Sheriff’s Department
December 11th, 2015 Southern California Public Radio

Rattling the Bars: U.S. Prison Nation
December 10th, 2015 The Real News Network

Tentative agreement reached on inspector general access to sheriff’s department records
December 9th, 2015 LA Times

Patrisse Cullors Knows That We Are Not Separate
December 8th, 2015 The Advocate

LA County Sheriff to release deputy-involved shooting records
November 30th, 2015 LA Daily News

Report: The Population of Women in Prison Has Tripled Since the ’90s
November 23rd, 2015 The Real News Network

Blowback: There is no Ferguson Effect and no data linking Prop. 47 to rising crime in California
November 18th, 2015 LA Times

From Behind Bars, a Rap Artist Challenges a Culture of Injustice
November 9th, 2015 GOOD

Black Lives Matter and the Building of a Mass Movement
November 3rd, 2015 KCET

How to Build the Movement for Progressive Power, the Urban Way
October 27th, 2015 The Nation

Orange County Blasted For Seeking Jail Expansion Over Alternatives to Incarceration
October 22nd, 2015 The News & Observer

Column: A long history of proclaiming that black lives matter
October 16th, 2015 OC Weekly

Calif. governor signs law providing health care for undocumented kids
October 15th, 2015 People’s World

Otra cárcel para Los Ángeles, supervisores avanzan plan para su construcción
September 1st, 2015 Hoy Los Angeles

Opinion: #BlackLivesMatter Will Continue to Disrupt the Political Process
August 18th, 2015 The Washington Post

Who Really Runs #BlackLivesMatter?
August 15th, 2015 The Daily Beast

Activists Rally For No More Jails, But County Decides To Build Bigger One
August 11th, 2015 LAist

Sups vote takes L.A. one step closer to new jail replacement
August 11th, 2015 My News LA

Watch: Guest Editor and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors on The Root Takeover
August 7th, 2015 The Root

LA Sheriff, US Dept of Justice announce new reforms protecting mentally ill in jails
August 5th, 2015 Southern California Public Radio

“Cárceles del condado perpetúan el abuso sexual”, dice exreclusa
August 5th, 2015 LA Opinión

LA Sheriff Resists Subpoena Power for Civilian Oversight Panel
July 28th, 2015 Southern California Public Radio

L.A. County Supervisors Debate Ways to Structure Sheriff’s Oversight Group
July 28th, 2015 Los Angeles Times

Report: Subpoena Power Necessary for Commission Overseeing Sheriff’s Department
July 23rd, 2015 Southern California Public Radio

Statement From The Movement for Black Lives on Charleston Shooting
June 9th, 2015 The Movement for Black Lives

County Supervisors Vote to Reconsider Size of New Men’s Central Jail
June 9th, 2015 Los Angeles Times

Group to Urge No Current, Former Sheriff’s Employees on Civilian Panel
May 15th, 2015 Los Angeles Times

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Oversight Panel Must Have Subpoena Power: Editorial
May 13th, 2015 Los Angeles Daily News

‘Tired of Prayer Vigils’: California Debates 20 Bills Aimed at Police Force
May 3rd, 2015 Los Angeles Times

Community Members Want Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission to have Subpoena Power
May 3rd, 2015 Los Angeles Daily News

Q & A with Dean Hansell
April 24th, 2015 Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Community Members Believe Subpoena Power Key to Sheriff’s Oversight Committee
April 22nd, 2015 San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The New Civil Rights Leaders: Emerging Voices in the 21st Century
March 5th, 2015 Los Angeles Times

Alumna Seeks the Truth for Jailed Minorities
February 26th, 2015 USC News

Organizing Group Split on Subpoena Power for LA Sheriff Oversight
February 20th, 2015 Southern California Public Radio

New Board Approves Sheriff Department Citizen’s Oversight Commission
December 11th, 2014 Los Angeles Sentinel

Civilian Oversight Commission Approved for Sheriff’s Department
December 11th, 2014 Post-Periodical

Civilian Oversight Committee to Supervise Los Angeles Jails
December 11th, 2014 Press TV

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. Gets Oversight
December 10th, 2014 Officer.com

LA County Supervisor Cites Ferguson as a Reason for Sheriff Oversight Committee
December 10th, 2014 Breitbart News

L.A. County Supervisors Vote to Create Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Panel
December 9th, 2014 KTLA5

L.A. Sheriff’s Overseer Should be Independent and Focus on Disclosure and Accountability
December 9th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Civilian Oversight Committee for LA Sheriff’s Department in the Works
December 9th, 2014 ABC7

Supervisors Approve Creation of Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission
December 9th, 2014 CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Civilian Oversight Over Sheriff
December 9th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to Get Civilian Oversight
December 9th, 2014 The Daily Breeze

County Supervisors Vote to Create Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Panel
December 9th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

New L.A. County Supervisors Poised to Back Sheriff’s Oversight Panel
December 4th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Lacey Wants to Change the Way Police, Prosecutors Deal with Mentally Ill in Los Angeles
November 10th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Assembly member Mark Stone speaks to offenders at Correctional Training Facility
November 5th, 2014 Inside CDCR News

Sentencing Reform Proposition 47 Passes, Advocates Raise Concerns About Where the Funding Will Go
November 5th, 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center

Election 2014: LA Sheriff Frontrunner Cautious on Citizen Oversight
October 27th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Placing Ferguson In A Global Human Rights Context
October 8th, 2014 HuffPost Live

Exposing a National Crisis in Black Mental Health Behind Bars
September 10th, 2014 San Francisco Bay View

Report: L.A. County Jails Violate International Law
August 12th, 2014 Los Angeles Register

Report: High percentage of LA Inmates Suffering with Mental Illness Are Black
August 11th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Inmate Advocates Seek Civilian Oversight of LA Prisons
August 7th, 2014 Press TV

Motion to Create Civilian Oversight Commission for LA County Sheriff’s Department Fails
August 6th, 2014 ABC7

What L.A. County Supervisors Got Wrong on Sheriff Oversight
August 6th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Rejection of Oversight Panel for Sheriff’s Department is Foolish
August 6th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Board Rejects Civilian Watchdog for LASD
August 5th, 2014 NBC Los Angeles

Supes Reject Plan To Establish Oversight Panel For Sheriff’s Department
August 5th, 2014 CBS Los Angeles

Motion to Create Oversight Panel for L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Fails
August 5th, 2014 Pasadena Star News

Supervisors Reject Civilian Oversight of Troubled L.A. Sheriff’s Department by 3-2 Vote
August 5th, 2014 KTLA

L.A. County Officials Reject Civilian Board for Sheriff’s Department
August 5th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Supervisors Reject Civilian Oversight of Troubled Sheriff’s Department
August 5th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Supervisors Vote to Implement Laura’s Law
July 15th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Sheriff’s Candidates, Current Brass Disagree Over Civilian Oversight
July 12th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Jail Cracks Down on Inmates’ Pungent Assaults on Deputies
July 10th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

L.A. County Interim Sheriff Urges Delay for Civilian Oversight Panel
July 2nd, 2014 Los Angeles Times

A Mental Health Jail is an Oxymoron; Diversion is What’s Needed
June 26th, 2014 Pasadena Star News

Advocates Press For Reform of Los Angeles County Jail Management
June 2nd, 2014 Los Angeles Daily News

Election 2014: Activists Concerned About Possible Low Voter Turnout
June 2nd, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Jail Abuse: Next Sheriff Will Inherit Reformed Jail, but Problems Remain
May 30th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Law Students Assist Community Coalition Trying to Halt Jail Violence in L.A.
May 29th, 2014 UCLA Newsroom

Activists Working to Transform LA County Sheriffs Hope Changes Will Apply for the Entire Country
May 27th, 2014 Truthout

Report Calls For Civilian Oversight of LA Sheriff’s Department
May 23rd, 2014 Daily Bruin

Report Calls For Civilian Oversight of LA Sheriff’s Department
May 23rd, 2014 Daily Bruin

For a Better L.A., a Less-Controlling Board of Supervisors
May 19th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Civilian Oversight Commission Proposed to Monitor LA County Sheriff’s Department
May 19th, 2014 ABC7

County Leaders Get Proposal for Civilian Panel to Oversee Sheriff
May 19th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Activists Say Citizen Oversight Needed at LA Sheriff’s Department
May 19th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Tinkering Won’t Fix a Profoundly Broken Sheriff’s Dept.
May 19th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Activists Propose Civilian Oversight Panel for Sheriff’s Department
May 17th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Help, Not Jail, for the Mentally Ill
May 17th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

LA Supervisors OK Spending $30M on Plans for New Jail, Refurbishment of Women’s Facility
May 6th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Candidates for Los Angeles County Sheriff Clash in Debate
April 24th, 2014 Los Angeles Daily News

Activist Battles L.A. County Jailers’ ‘Culture of Violence’
April 14th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Dandelions-We Don’t Die, We Multiply! #RISEOFTHEDANDELIONS and the Voices of the Freedom Harvest Collective, Part 3
April 9th, 2014 Art in Odd Places

Luchan por Dignidad de Reos
March 28th, 2014 LA Opinión

New Leader for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Must Overcome Scandals to Rebuild Public Trust
March 21st, 2014 Los Angeles Daily News

Candidatos a Sheriff de LA Exponen Ideas, Pero Sin Debatir
March 21st, 2014 LA Opinión

Sheriff Candidates Support Dropping Agency’s Current Civilian Monitors
March 21st, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Inspector General Max Huntsman Wants More Interaction Between Public, Sheriff’s Department
March 5th, 2014 Los Angeles Daily News

Candidates Vying for L.A. County Sheriff Square Off in Debate — Carolyn Costello Reports
March 20th, 2014 KTLA

Civilian Oversight of L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is Floated
February 25th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Before an Empowered Sheriff’s Oversight Commission, an Influential One
February 20th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

Nonprofit Spotlight: Dignity and Power Now/Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in L.A. Jails
January 23rd, 2014 Intersections South LA

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca’s Career?
January 14th, 2014 Colorlines

Community Vigil Following Resignation Of L.A. County Sheriff
January 9th, 2014 Neon Tommy

What does Baca’s Resignation Mean for his Former Undersheriff?
January 9th, 2014 Southern California Public Radio

Baca Sale Desgastado
January 9th, 2014 LA Opinión

Critics Applaud L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca’s Resignation
January 7th, 2014 Neon Tommy

Sheriff Baca Backs Proposal to Create Civilian Oversight Commission
January 6th, 2014 Los Angeles Times

LA County Sheriff Scandals
December 23rd, 2013 RT America

Dandelions-We Don’t Die, We Multiply! #RISEOFTHEDANDELIONS and the Voices of the Freedom Harvest Collective, Part 2
December 20th, 2013 Art in Odd Places

County Board Wants More Detail from Baca on Deputy Hiring Scandal
December 17th, 2013 Los Angeles Times

ACLU Chapter Integrates Eagle Rock Community
November 19th, 2013 The Occidental Weekly

Annenberg Radio Interviews Patrisse Cullors on the Issue of Civilian Oversight
November 12th, 2013 Annenberg Radio News

Calls for Civilian Oversight Panel of L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
September 17th, 2013 ABC7

L.A. County to Use Fire Camps for Some Long-Term Jail Inmates
September 17th, 2013 Los Angeles Times

Sheriff Baca Faces Criticism in Hearing on Jails – Christina Pascucci Reports
September 17th, 2013 KTLA

LA County Sheriff Helps Deport Record Numbers of Immigrants
September 12th, 2013 Colorlines

Dandelions-We Don’t Die, We Multiply! #RISEOFTHEDANDELIONS and the Voices of the Freedom Harvest Collective, Part 1
August 31st, 2013 Art in Odd Places

County Jail Plan Draws Fire From Civil Rights Advocates
July 18th, 2013 EGP News

L.A. Supervisors Agree to Act On Billion-Dollar Jail Renovation
July 16th, 2013 Los Angeles Times

East LA Agitates for Sheriff’s Department Oversight
June 26th, 2013 LA Progressive

Patrisse Cullors: Performance Art and Ending Violence in Los Angeles County Jails
April 12th, 2013 Art in Odd Places

Boyle Heights Charter School Holds Teach-In on Sheriff Violence and Civilian Oversight of L.A. County Jails
March 13th, 2013 Boyle Heights Beat

L.A. Co. Embattled Undersheriff Paul Tanaka Retiring
March 6th, 2013 FOX 11 LA KTTV

Nonprofit Organizations Create Coalitions of the Willing
February 2013 Vol. 5, Ed. 4 The Voice

2013 Critical Year for Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles County Jails
December 26th, 2012 Southern California Public Radio

Advocates Plead for a Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence
December 21st, 2012 Mark-Ridley Thomas

Boyle Heights Students Demand Civilian Oversight of L.A. County Jails
December 21st, 2012 Los Angeles Times

Excessive Violence in US Jail System
December 20th, 2012 Press TV

Boyle Heights Youthbuild Join the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in LA Jails
December 19th, 2012 YouthBuild Boyle Heights

Group Calls for Continued Monitoring of LA County Jail in Wake of Deputy’s Arrest
December 16th, 2012 LA Progressive

Former County Jail Inmate Speaks About Mental Trauma and Abuse
October 18th, 2012 Annenberg Radio News

Sheriff Lee Baca Blamed for ‘Failure of Leadership’ in Deputy Abuse of Inmates
September 28th, 2012 San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sheriff Lee Baca Blamed for ‘Failure of Leadership’ in Deputy Abuse of Inmates
September 28th, 2012 Los Angeles Daily News

Investigators say Disturbing Mindset Exists Among Jail Guards
September, 2012 KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley

Denuncian Abusos en las Cárceles de Los Ángeles
September 8th, 2012 LA Opinión

Patrisse Cullors’ “Stained”: A Review
July 25th, 2012 The Feminist Wire