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Californians Vote for Criminal Legal System Reform

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Click to expand Image California State Prison, Centinela in Imperial County, California. © Rich LaSalle/Getty Images During last week’s elections in the United States, Californians strongly supported reforming the state’s criminal legal system. In the Los Angeles County district attorney race, voters denied incumbent Jackie Lacey a third term, instead electing a candidate who promised never to seek the death penalty or to try children as adults, among other reforms. This vote followed years of protests against Lacey by Black Lives Matter-LA and partners, calling for police accountability…

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