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Black Californians Stand Out in Views of Police Treatment April 16 2021 About one in five African Americans believe the police treat all racial and ethnic groups fairly, compared with half or more of whites, Asian Americans, and Latinos who believe this.
New Bail Ruling Could Affect Tens of Thousands of Californians April 13 2021 A recent California Supreme Court ruling forbids keeping arrestees in jail because they cannot afford to pay bail. What are the potential implications for the state’s criminal justice system?
Half of Asian Americans Say Race Relations Have Worsened April 7 2021 Californians’ views of race relations vary across racial/ethnic groups, with Asian Americans the most likely to say that race relations in the US are worse than they were a year ago.
California’s Prison Population Drops Sharply, but Overcrowding Still Threatens Prisoner Health March 2 2021 The state’s prison population declined by more than 20% in 2020 as authorities took steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic. But some California prisons are still well above capacity, posing potential health risks for prisoners and prison workers.
Where We Stand January 11 2021 PPIC president and CEO Mark Baldassare condemns the recent attack on the US Capitol and underscores the importance of shared knowledge and fact-based dialogue during this time of upheaval.