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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Criminal Justice

Magnus Lofstrom and Brandon Martin

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated California’s recent efforts to reduce incarceration. Along with widespread protest after the killing of George Floyd, the pandemic has intensified discussions about policing reforms.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that focuses on California’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in five key areas:


COVID-19 Criminal Justice Population