Leticia Miranda

Leticia is a writer based in California. She's covered immigration, prison reform and juvenile justice for Colorlines Magazine and produced a woman of color-centered radio program at KZSC in Santa Cruz. Her work has been reprinted by Racialicious, truthout and Race-Talk. These days you can find her working as the strategic communications coordinator for the Media Literacy Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Criminal Cost of Talking to a Loved One Behind Bars

by Leticia Miranda on May 14, 2012 9:00AM

For years, states have worked with private phone companies to charge high rates on phone calls to and from prisons. Now activists are trying to force the FCC's hand to do something about it.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Could Facebook Save<br> His Life?

by Leticia Miranda on Mar 15, 2010 12:00PM

Efrén Paredes Jr. has been serving a life sentence without parole since he was a teenager. Now, he and his community take his case online.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Fighting for Their Lives

by Leticia Miranda on Mar 15, 2010 12:00PM

The Supreme Court considers whether it’s cruel and unusual punishment to lock up teenagers for life without parole.


Puerto Rican Born Residents Required to Get New Birth Certificates

by Leticia Miranda on Mar 2, 2010 11:47AM

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Study: Katrina Evacuees Didn't Increase Crime

by Leticia Miranda on Feb 16, 2010 6:01PM

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When They All Just Happen to Be Arab, South Asian and/or Muslim

by Leticia Miranda on Dec 30, 2009 3:33PM

Brooklyn New York Assemblyman, Dov Hikind, has a solution to Obama and Homeland Security's search to "find


What San Francisco Chinatown Tourists Won't See

by Leticia Miranda on Dec 29, 2009 12:47PM

Above the usual tourist-trekked main streets of San Francisco's Chinatown are hundreds of SROs, or single room occupancies, that many Chinese families call home.


Bayview-Hunter's Point Communities Fight "Revitalization"

by Leticia Miranda on Dec 18, 2009 2:32PM

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Meet the Natives and the Racists Behind the Show

by Leticia Miranda on Dec 17, 2009 12:39PM

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Where Pollution Goes Health Problems Follow

by Leticia Miranda on Dec 11, 2009 4:54PM

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