Repent, Resist & Reform
On April 7, 2018, an event took place to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in Oakland, California. Many Saint Mary’s College students attended the event in relation to our Racism in US Politics class, in partnership with Genesis.The event focused on building the beloved community in the face of the three evils, Militarism, Racism, and Materialism. Speakers of all different profe
What is AB 109?
On October 1st, 2011, Assembly Bill 109 mandated that individuals sentenced to non-serious, non-violent, or non-sex offenses could serve their sentences in county jails instead of state prisons. The bill was mandated to be apart of California’s solution to reduce overcrowding, costs, and recidivism. It also helped California reduce the number of low-level inmates that have cycled in and out of state prisons. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilita