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Walters: Promises Made, but Not Kept

Last month, McClatchy Newspapers and the ProPublica news organization published an investigative article delving into how billions of dollars meant to reduce repeat criminal activity by improving local jails and probation services were siphoned off for other purposes. “Since 2011, California has sent more than $8 billion to counties to cover the costs of the massive...

Report: Racial Disparity in Prisons Narrows Across US

SACRAMENTO — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Racial gaps broadly declined in local jails, state prisons, and among people on probation and parole,...

Attacks Using Bodily Fluids a Problem at California Lockups

LOS ANGELES — California prisons and jails should do more to protect guards from inmates who fling bodily fluids in so-called "gassing" attacks, according to a new report released Tuesday. The state auditor's office looked at three lockups holding a total of nearly 10,000 prisoners and identified 111 instances of...