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California governor says crime measure addresses old mistake

April 11, 2016 | Associated Press
The Democratic governor wants voters to approve a ballot measure that would increase early release credits for inmates who complete rehabilitation programs and allowing earlier parole for nonviolent felons.

In Humboldt County, Hoopa Valley Tribal Court Leads Effort to Keep Kids in School

April 12, 2016 | The Chronicle of Social Change
Through the Keeping Kids in School and Out of Courts initiative (KKIS), Blake and a team from the school district, social services and probation are working to get more students across that graduation stage, beginning with reducing the number of them who are referred to his courtroom for truancy or behavioral issues.

Opinion: What's wrong with 'work or jail'

April 08, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
Debtors' prisons are back. The criminal justice system creates debt with tickets for quality-of-life offenses, proliferating court fees and criminal fines.

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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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