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.
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.