Does San Francisco need a new jail? The city—including its criminal justice leaders—is divided.
Does being a Sanctuary City help or hurt San Franciscans? The debate has reached a national pitch, prompting Donald Trump and other presidential hopefuls to condemn San Francisco's policies. The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would restrict federal funds for cities such as San Francisco that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws.
For more than 95 percent of criminal cases, there is no trial. Instead, they resolve in a plea bargain. It's cheaper and more efficient--but is it justice? San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi talks to Stanford Law Professor George Fisher, author of Plea Bargaining's Triumph; and Maitreya Badami, assistant legal director of the Northern California...
The Bail System
It’s been said that there are two justice systems– one for the rich and famous and one for the rest of us. At the heart of that contention is the bail system. Most people in jail simply can’t afford to buy their freedom and—what’s worse--more than three-quarters of those inmates haven’t been convicted of a...
From police body cameras to cell phone tracking devices, how do we reconcile crime-fighting, privacy and police accountability? With Police Auditor and Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell, Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus, and Journalist Ali Winston.
Lady Justice may wear a blindfold, but statistics show that what happens to a person in our criminal justice system may depend on the color of his or her skin. With SFSU Professor Davey D, Bias Expert Kimberly Papillon and Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson.