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Crime Trends in Context

By Magnus Lofstrom

Jun 30, 2022 ... Prompted by a 2009 federal court order to reduce overcrowding in state prisons (due to the lack of adequate medical and mental health care), ...

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California Jails and COVID-19

By Heather Harris, Joseph Hayes

Aug 11, 2021 ... The jail population statewide remains below its pre-pandemic level. Still, more than 15000 people are housed in overcrowded jail conditions ...

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California’s County Jails

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

From September 2011 to October 2014, the jail population rose 14% from 71,800 to 82,000 inmates, leading to overcrowding. Proposition 47 in November 2014, ...

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What Can California Prisons Do When Wildfires Close In?

By Heather Harris, Alexandria Gumbs, Joseph Hayes

Nov 13, 2020 ... If wildfire threats prompted prison evacuations, relocating inmates to other prisons could prove challenging. Current overcrowding in 20 ...

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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, ... in prison population, and further increase overcrowding in an ...