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L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population
L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population

Los Angeles County is among 20 government entities -- including cities, counties and one state -- that won a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation aimed at reducing jail populations. Nearly 200 government entities competed for the grants, which are part of a $75-million initiative by the foundation to reduce incarceration. Other winners include the cities of New York and New Orleans; counties in Illinois, Arizona and Wisconsin; and the state of Connecticut. The initial grant of $150,000 will help the jurisdictions come up with plans to reduce the number of people in jail. Ten of the winners will get additional grants of $500,000 to $2...

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