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California emptied prisons, but now jails are packed. Here's what will help.

from The Sacramento Bee

California is leading the charge on ending mass incarceration, but the next big step could hinge on bail reform in the Legislature. That’s because even as California has reduced the state prison population in recent years, its jail incarceration rate more than doubled between 1983 and 2013, when it was 203 per 100,000 people. That's on the high end among the states, and 60 percent were pretrial detainees, according to a new study. more

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