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Pandemic parole

Criminal Justice | The coronavirus prompts measures prison reform advocates have pushed for years
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/28/20, 04:11 pm

In mid-March, Florida officials released 164 inmates to try to keep the coronavirus from spreading in jails. The next day, police rearrested Joseph Edward Williams, 26, on suspicion of shooting and killing someone right after he left.

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Second chance for inmate firefighters

Compassion | A new California bill opens the door to a clear record
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/28/20, 04:01 pm

Prisoners who help fight the California wildfires now have the chance to make it a career. California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 11 signed a bill that allows those inmates to request a record expungement so they can get firefighting jobs after release. People convicted of violent felonies or sex crimes are not eligible.

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Everybody hates Chris

Media | Actor enrages Twitter mob with polite silence
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 10/27/20, 05:40 pm

A-list actor Chris Pratt, who stars in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World franchises, keeps his politics to himself. He’s the worst, according to Twitter users.

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