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Inmate rights, justice reforms mark major package of new laws

Photo illustration of California justice showing a gavel in a courtroom. (Image: sirtravelalot, via Shutterstock)

A spate of smash-and-grab robberies and a rising crime rate may have dampened their hopes early on, but criminal justice reformers say the recently ended legislative session brought a raft of significant improvements to the way California treats people caught up in the system.

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