traandali2CRI staff partners with internship-based high school, MetWest, in Oakland, CA. Interns from MetWest work twice a week in CRI’s office to research and investigate topics related to CRI’s mission. Past interns have:

  • Organized awareness campaigns about the prison industrial complex (PIC) and the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Researched and planned a fundraiser for a community garden in San Francisco’s juvenile hall.
  • Investigated food service contracts in state prisons and county juvenile detention facilities
  • Interviewed former inmates and their families, community activists, juvenile hall educators, correctional officers, teachers, attorneys, and mental health experts

CRI also routinely offers pro-bono consultation and mentorship to college students, investigators, and attorneys on capital and non-capital cases around issues of mental health and penalty phase investigation.