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Jails in LA County Knowingly Expose Prisoners to Deadly Fungal Infection

Kenneth E. Hartman, Diana Zuñiga and Christina Tsao Truthout
For nearly three years, the LA No More Jails Coalition has been organizing against the construction of a new women's jail in the city of Lancaster, California, which sits at the northern edge of LA County -- home to the largest jail system in the country. The fight has been a long one, and organizers continue to work to ensure that public funds are diverted away from another jail, and instead invested toward alternatives.

Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail

Maya Schenwar New York Times
This is a national problem. Across the United States, most of the people incarcerated in local jails have not been convicted of a crime but are awaiting trial. And most of those are waiting in jail not because of any specific risk they have been deemed to pose, but because they can’t pay their bail. In other words, we are locking people up for being poor. This is unjust. We should abolish monetary bail outright.

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Pregnant in Prison

Lauren Kirchner Pacific Standard
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