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Essential California: L.A. County jail reformer leaves post

Essential California: L.A. County jail reformer leaves post

Good morning. It is Tuesday, April 26. Doughnuts stuffed with ice cream are all the rage in Pasadena. Yummy! Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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Changing of the guard

Terri McDonald brought a gentler approach as head of the L.A. County Jail system, taking time to chat with inmates about their concerns. She sought to revamp a culture where deputies viewed the jails as an unsavory assignment before moving to patrol. In 2013, the year she arrived, there were...

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