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Jail Bookings Down Significantly during COVID-19

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

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.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Arrests in California?

By Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting various law enforcement practices, even as arrest rates in the state are at their lowest in decades.

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COVID-19 and Crime in Major California Cities

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

As people across the state shelter in place, the overall number of reported crimes is declining in four of California’s largest cities, though there is evidence of an uptick in certain types of crime.

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Severe COVID-19 Infections May Threaten California’s Prisons

By Heather Harris

California invests more than any other state in prisoners’ health. Still, living conditions that make social distancing difficult and other factors could make the state’s prison population especially susceptible to a coronavirus outbreak.

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COVID-19 and California’s Vulnerable Populations

By Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

As California seeks to address the coronavirus pandemic, some groups are at greater risk due to their work, living conditions, underlying health issues, or limited access to care.

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