Kelly Davis is a freelance journalist based in San Diego whose work focuses on the criminal justice system and vulnerable populations. Follow her on Twitter at @kellylynndavis.
California Courts Demand Total Access to Email and Social Media Accounts
A new digital privacy law in California is raising questions over how deeply government should be allowed to peer into a convicted criminal’s digital life.
Lawsuit First to Challenge Use of Solitary Confinement in California’s County Jails
California’s state prisons recently agreed to limit the indiscriminate use of solitary confinement. Now a groundbreaking lawsuit aims to force the state’s local jails to do so as well.
Solitary In California Jails Still Hellish Despite State Reforms
Solitary confinement in California’s state prisons was drastically reduced, but the practice continues in county jails — and they’re not prepared for it.
What We Don’t Know About Policing, Race and Mental Illness
A promising young man went on an inexplicable rampage. Could better training and data on dealing with people in crisis have prevented cops from shooting him?