California’s Incarcerated Population Plunges to New Low during COVID-19 Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes August 19 2020 The number of people in California’s prisons and jails has declined substantially since February. Still, most state prisons remain overcrowded, and many counties have seen recent increases in jail populations.
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.
What COVID-19 Budget Cuts Mean for Public Safety Spending Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom May 22 2020 The sharp decline in state revenues means county sheriff and probation departments will have less funding to provide supervision and programming for certain individuals who are in jail or on probation.
California’s Jail Population Has Plummeted during COVID-19 Joseph Hayes, Heather Harris May 8 2020 All counties have released more people from jail than they’ve admitted, but population decreases vary widely across counties.
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.