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Statewide crime initiative gains local support

A statewide initiative to change portions of three crime-related laws is picking up steam in the local region.

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: San Benito County incarceration rate higher than California, and nation in most cases

With 5 percent of the world’s population but more than a quarter of the world's prisoner population, the U.S. needs to seek enlightened policies to address social problems without an intense reliance on prison and over-policing