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LA County Overhauling Crisis Response to 911 Calls

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County took a step forward today in overhauling its crisis response system, approving a direct line for law enforcement to access county mental health teams and quickly triage 911 calls. Supervisor Janice Hahn said the 911 system was...

LA County Jail Population Is Back Up Above State Overcrowding Limits

 By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Following a COVID-19-related push to drop Los Angeles County's jail population by roughly 5,000 inmates to prevent the spread of the virus, the number of prisoners has grown by nearly 15%, according to a...

LA County Report Shows Arrests, Bookings Down Dramatically During COVID-19

By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) - From March to mid-June, as stay-at-home orders took effect and Los Angeles County officials moved to release jail inmates to prevent the spread of coronavirus, jail bookings dropped by more than half, according to...

Editors Blog

Durst Podcast Season Finale: Thank You For Your Time (Season Finale)

Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Episode 12: Thank You for Your Time (Season Finale) Episode Synopsis As David Chesnoff concludes the...

Crime Story Named Top 10 Criminal Justice Podcast (Week 59)

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to catch up on another busy week at CrimeStory.com. This week we offered new interviews by Amanda Knox, the penultimate episode of Season 1 of our podcast series on the Robert Durst trial, another piece by Sean Smith about COVID-19 in prison, and a...

New Durst Podcast: No Evidence is Evidence

Links to all of CRIME STORY'S coverage of the Robert Durst trial are here. Episode 11: No Evidence is Evidence Episode Synopsis In the penultimate episode of Season 1, David...

Expert Witness

Interview: Brett Watson on Universal Cash and Crime (with Amanda Knox)

Universal Cash and Crime: An Interview with Brett Watson Brett Watson is a researcher at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. In 2019, Watson co-authored Universal Cash and Crime, a study on the...

Interview: Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar on an Alternative Path to Decarceration (with Amanda Knox)

Prison By Any Other Name: An Interview with Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar In Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar warn criminal justice reformers against pursuing what are considered more...

Interview: Julie Gunnigle on Running for County Attorney in a Political Crucible (with Amanda Knox)

Shifting Priorities: An Interview with Maricopa County Democratic candidate Julie Gunnigle By Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson Often, the most impactful criminal justice reform happens at the local level. And perhaps no one is more powerful in...

Justice

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 17

Sean Smith presents Part 17 of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 16

Sean Smith presents Part 16 of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the...

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 15

Sean Smith presents Part 15 of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the...