Video: Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California Mary Severance July 7 2020 PPIC’s Brandon Martin presents new research on how Prop 47 has narrowed racial inequities in criminal justice outcomes—though much work remains. An expert panel discusses how to build on this and other reforms.
Progress under Prop 47 but Racial Disparities Persist in California Arrests Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin June 4 2020 A key voter-approved reform has decreased arrests disparities between African Americans and whites, but a significant and pervasive divide remains.
Racial Disparities Are Widespread in California Sarah Bohn, Magnus Lofstrom, Lynette Ubois June 3 2020 Addressing disparities across a wide range of areas – criminal justice, health, income and wealth, education – is essential to improving the safety and overall well-being of California’s African American communities.
Jail Bookings Down Significantly during COVID-19 Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin May 6 2020 California’s “zero-bail” emergency measure, along with decreased crime and changes in local law enforcement practices, appear to have substantially reduced the number of people sent to jail during the pandemic.