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Infographic: Immigration courts overloaded

Federal district and circuit courts have seen their dockets balloon with immigration cases over the last decade. The federal government’s intensified attention to enforcement and border security, prosecution of unauthorized border crossers, and a surge in the number of people who have appealed their deportation orders have contributed to the increase. Meanwhile, the backlog in […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

Infographic: California rethinks criminal justice

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to end California’s decades-long prison crisis has a daunting to-do list: Reduce overcrowding, improve inmate health care, end federal court oversight, cut recidivism and slash the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s massive $10 billion budget. Brown’s 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act redirects low-level offenders from state lockups to county jails, while […]