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Underground Scholars Initiative celebrates 2nd graduating class

Francis, or “Frankie,” Guzman, a 2007 UC Berkeley graduate, returned to his alma mater Sunday afternoon to address the second graduating class of the Underground Scholars Initiative, a pioneering program unique to UC Berkeley that connects campus resources to formerly incarcerated students and students with formerly incarcerated family members.
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CA State Senate passes bill restricting funding for jails

The California State Senate passed a bill penned by California State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D- Berkeley, which would prioritize state funding allocated to the expansion of state and county prisons to those that are not leasing space to other parties, such as the federal government.
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