In November, Californians passed Proposition 57 by a 64.5 percent vote. Formally known as the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative, and strongly endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland’s former...
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Photographer Ray Bussolari harnesses the symbolic power of tattoos to represent the experiences of foster youth.
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