Families and communities can change the outcome of cases, and transform "Time Served" into "Time Saved" through their involvement in the court process.  And we have the numbers to prove it. Below are the stories that make up the years of Time Saved. As we continue to promote community engagement in the criminal court system, we will update this site with a new running total, and accompanying picture//audio pieces. See their pictures, hear their voices, and transform the courts.

Lisa, 30 YEARS

The first woman up for a potential re-sentencing in Santa Clara County due to Proposition 36 won her release. A 55-year-old grandmother, Lisa Carter had done 18 years of a life sentence due to the recently reformed 3 Strikes Law. Lisa’ third offense was $150 shoplifting charge. Watch this pilot preview of "Time Saved" Chronicles.

On December 10th, De-Bug/ACJP premiered a new documentary series chronicling the stories of families and public defenders who are working to turn "time served" into "time saved" at a launch party in San José, CA. The series, which will unfold with stories from across the country, captures in moment footage along the family's journey.