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Jail population reduction bill


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 11:59am

A jail (not prison) population reduction bill (SB21-062) made it through committee that will be on the floor soon. District attorneys weighed in on both sides. No surprise there, since we have DAs elected in conservative and liberal judicial districts. Some law enforcement organizations took a neutral position – which generally means they got some concession that made it less bad; others are in a monitor stance, meaning from their perspective the bill is setting on a balance point and any amendment could push the bill one way or the other.

In some respects, the bill tries to codify one of...

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