The Central California Women’s Facility quarantined prisoners with Covid-19 with those who never tested positive for the virus.
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Armed vigilantes have shown up at protests, sometimes with the tacit support of police.
COMMENTARY | A new study found that as police are under more scrutiny than ever, their mental health struggles remain profound.
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A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative says that most people in jail are eligible to vote, but ultimately won’t be able to due to barriers to voter registration and lack of access to ballots.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hospital capacity concerns in Nebraska … ‘Ticking bomb’ septic tanks in Florida … Oklahoma jail workers charged after making inmates listen to ‘Baby Shark’.
The coronavirus has emerged as the nation’s deadliest police killer.
A new law will require California correctional facilities to place transgender people in housing units that align with their gender identity, not their sex assigned at birth.
By temporarily doing away with the city’s residency requirement for first responders, St. Louis officials hope it will become easier to recruit and hire officers to fill current vacancies.
Widespread plea bargaining in the criminal justice system may be fueling racial inequities and leading innocent people to plead guilty, says a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice.
The money, partially raised by Mike Bloomberg, will go towards paying off the court fines and fees of thousands of people with criminal records, allowing them to vote in the upcoming election.
The three cities were flagged for “permitting anarchy, violence and destruction” as part of the Trump administration’s bid to cut funding to cities where recent protests over racial injustice and police brutality have occurred.
The state will spend $300,000 of its federal funding to assist local police agencies in training new recruits.
In California, many wildfires are fought by incarcerated people trained to be firefighters. Their criminal records barred them from continuing in the field after release—until now.
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STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | A federal appeals court says ex-felons will need to pay fines and restitution before they can get their voting rights back … Minneapolis City Council balks at temporary police precinct … Des Moines schools start virtual in violation of state order.
About 1 million acres are burning in the state and people have been told to leave areas within 30 miles of Portland.
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