As jails free thousands amid COVID-19, reform push takes root

Between February and May, the number of detainees in 471 of the nation’s largest jails dropped by more than 100,000, Reuters found. In the same time, the state prison populations fell by at least 68,180. The Reuters tally doesn't include the federal prison system, which holds fewer prisoners than jails and state prisons; comparable data wasn't available. 
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