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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...
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Newsom Seeks to Transform Youth Prisons

STOCKTON — Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California's juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the "ludicrous" cost. "If we're going to change the criminal justice system, let's start at the '...
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ICE Gets More Prison Space for Immigrant Detainees

NPR is reporting that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has acquired new space in federal prisons to house immigrant detainees — more than 1,600 beds. An ICE spokeswoman attributed the need fo...