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Prop. 17 passed 2 years ago. Now, 50,000 Californians on parole can vote
Oaklandside, November 7, 2022
Most Candidates Running on Crime Don’t Have Much Power to Solve it
New York Times, November 4, 2022
California could give more than a million people with criminal records a fresh start
Vox, September 9, 2022
‘Clean Slate’ Justice Laws Offer a Second Chance—Only to Some
Wired, July 10, 2022
Why COVID Spread So Fast in U.S. Prisons
US News, July 7, 2022
Overcrowded, Aging Facilities Behind COVID-19 Surges in California Prisons
CBS News, July 6, 2022
The Persistent Belief That Government Doesn’t Work
Governing, August 18, 2021
Democrats, Here’s How to Lose in 2022. And Deserve It.
The New York Times, January 21, 2021
The Lasting Effects of Stop-and-Frisk in Bloomberg’s New York
The New York Times, March 2, 2020
Lerman Receives the 2020 Gladys M. Kammerer Award
Political Science Now September 11, 2020
Lerman Receives the 2020 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award
Political Science Now September 10, 2020
Correctional officers face trauma on the job. This bill will help support them.
The Sacramento Bee, 2019
Why It’s So Hard to Build Trust In Government
Washington Monthly, September/ October 2019
Using Education to Struggle for Justice
Mount Tamalpais Newsletter October 28,2019
New Study Looks at Suicide Rate of California Prison Guards
KCRA Sacramento, January 10, 2018
California examines prison guards’ high suicide rate
AP News, January 9, 2018
Why are suicide rates so high among corrections officers?
New York Post, January 9, 2018
California: Muchos Suicidios Entre Empleados Penitenciarios
Houston Chronicle, January 9, 2018.
A New Emphasis on Mental Health for Cops, Other Officers
USA Today, June 14, 2017
For Corrections Officers and Cops, a New Emphasis on Mental Health
The Marshall Project, May 14, 2017
Expanding Education, Reducing Recidivism.
PPIC Online, August 2015.
Protest is Democracy at Work.
Slate, December 23, 2014.
Get Out of Jail, Inc.
The New Yorker, June 16, 2014
Who is Most Likely to Dial 311?
Next City, April 8, 2014
The Political Cost of a Heavy Police Presence?
Next City, February 19, 2014
How Harsh Policing and Mass Imprisonment Create Second-Class American Citizens.
Scholars Strategy Network, 2014.
What Medicare Can Teach Us About the Future of Obamacare
Washington Post, November 26, 2013
How Prisons Make Bad Citizens
Washington Post, August 25, 2010