Mule Creek State Prison, 2006 (Photo Courtesy of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

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 mayor, the new law attempts to ease prison overcrowding by increasing parole opportunities for inmates and changing how juvenile offenders…

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Teens have the second highest suicide rate after middle-aged men.

A teen text-line and an older men’s support group prove Alameda County’s progressive suicide prevention initiatives that focusing on the two groups remaining the most at risk in recent years: teens and elderly men.

OR (my first sentence):

Alameda County Crisis Support Services is making strides in suicide prevention developing innovative programs—a teen text line and an older men’s support group—tailored to the two populations most at risk: youth and elderly men.

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