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California governor signs criminal justice reforms

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday signed a series of bills aimed at overhauling the state’s juvenile justice system, reforms that advocates say will further their efforts to rehabilitate minors who commit crimes early in life.

A wave of legislation has swept through legislatures, including in deep-red states like Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas, that were once firmly committed to a tough-on-crime, incarceration-first approach to public safety.

 

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