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Rising Jail Populations Mean Rising COVID-19 Infections October 19 2020 Populations in California’s county jails are on the rebound, which could put people in jails and in surrounding communities at increased COVID-19 risk.
How Much Do California Cities Spend on Policing? October 2 2020 On a per resident basis, cities’ spending on policing ranges from less than $100 to several thousand dollars, with the vast majority spending between $150 and $450.
Video: Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California 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 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 May 8 2020 All counties have released more people from jail than they’ve admitted, but population decreases vary widely across counties.