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What does it take to keep students from low-income and troubled home lives out of the school to prison pipeline? Caring adults and mentors who believed in them as well as a safe and secure environment are key.

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Crime experts try to determine what does and doesn’t work in changing the behavior of the formerly incarcerated.

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Can role models improve an ex-con's chances of success? One former prisoner said he attended substance abuse and anger management classes, but that changing his idea of manhood made the biggest difference in being able to quit crime.

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Alameda County California has put together a comprehensive re-entry program to help ex-offenders surmount common hurdles. And for some, reentry requires adjustment to a shifting social landscape that bears little resemblance to the world one left behind.

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The cycling of mostly men of color through the California prison system and onto the streets of Oakland is a revolving door that impacts communities and the families that deal with having a brother, father, son or mother who has spent time in prison.

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California's policies of massive incarceration take a toll on children, families and neighborhoods in Oakland.

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My new book, "Lockdown High," explores the myths and reality of school violence and zero tolerance policies. Here's what I learned while reporting it. 

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The new report about the criminal histories of nursing home workers from the Office of Inspector General for Department of Health and Human Services has prompted many bold statements. What has been missing from all the alarmist analyses of this report are a few key facts and a sense of perspective.

 

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Advocates believe gang violence is often fueled by unresolved mental and emotional health issues among youth. April Dembosky explores the effects of violence on young people in Oakland and sheds light on what local organizations and charities are doing to reach out and help them cope with their grief.

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If you are sent to live on the streets, it is for most people the same as being sent, without a mouth guard or helmet, into a boxing ring. A ring where the gong never sounds and there's no rope to mark the place where someone could take a swing and blow out your eye socket.

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