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April 08, 2014

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle today.

April 04, 2014

Sacramento -- Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) today introduced legislation, SB 1199, to designate 37 miles of the North Fork and main Mokelumne River a State Wild and Scenic River.


March 17, 2014

Sacramento -- Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) today introduced new legislation to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions and procedures in California’s prisons.


February 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A joint hearing by the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees will be held Tuesday, February 11, continuing the Legislature’s examination of controversial practices in Security Housing Units (SHU’s) in California prisons.

October 21, 2013

Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, Bill Quirk, Nancy Skinner, and Bob Wieckowski and Senators Ellen Corbett and Loni Hancock released the following statement on the ongoing negotiations between BART and its employees: