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Federal judges order California to expand prison releases - Los Angeles Times

Most of those prisoners now work as groundskeepers, janitors and in prison kitchens, with wages that range from 8 cents to 37 cents per hour. Lawyers for Attorney General Kamala Harris had argued in court that if forced to release these inmates early, prisons would lose an important labor pool.

Kamala Harris appears to gloat about truancy policies she imposed as prosecutor in resurfaced video | Salon.com

The video, which was posted earlier this week by the journalist Walker Bragman, has gone viral on Twitter. It shows Harris, at the time serving as the Foggy City's attorney general, delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. In the video, she defends her decision to penalize -- and sometimes jail -- the parents of truant children in the city, despite controversy surrounding the plan.

"I believe a child going without an education is tantamount to a crime," Harris says in the video. "So I decided I was going to start prosecuting parents for truancy."

She describes an instance in which she charged a homeless woman who was working two jobs to take care of her three children.

I've seen the video but all newssites seem to insist on  auto playing random garbage so I gave up.

by generic on Wed Feb 20th, 2019 at 10:03:31 AM EST
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