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What Can California Prisons Do When Wildfires Close In?

By Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes

Nov 13, 2020 ... Two in three prisons across the state are near areas of high fire risk. Especially during the pandemic, safely evacuating prisoners and ...

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California’s Prison Population

By Joseph Hayes, Justin Goss, Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs

Many prisoners still live in overcrowded prisons ... SOURCE: California Department of Corrections Monthly Population Reports. NOTES: Inmates housed at the ...

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How California Reduced Its Prison Population

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

Feb 6, 2015 ... After years of struggling with a 2009 federal court order to reduce the population in the state's overcrowded prisons, the inmate population ...

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Prison Admissions Resume as COVID-19 Spreads

By Heather Harris

Jun 12, 2020 ... California has resumed prison admissions after an eight-week moratorium, a change that – if it leads to increased crowding -- could put the ...