Public Safety & Justice

With Overcrowded Prisons, Californians Could Soften Some Crimes' Penalties

Law enforcement says Proposition 47 is the wrong way to lower the state's prison populations.

First Responders Left in the Dark on Public Safety Network

The people who would actually use the first nationwide public safety wireless communications network have largely been left out of its creation, possibly hurting its effectiveness.

States Let Voters Rule on Judges

How judges are appointed, elected and forced to retire (if at all) are key themes in this year's ballot measures.

When Can Prisons Limit Religious Freedom?

In Holt v. Hobbs, the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to decide when courts should defer to prison officials on security policies that burden religious rights.

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