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Measure J Appears Headed For Passage In LA County

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A ballot measure that would create a permanent source of funding for criminal justice reform programs in L.A. County is likely to pass.

As of Wednesday evening, there were more than 400,000 votes to pass Measure J than opposition votes.

Measure J is part of what activists are calling a wave of criminal justice reform sweeping L.A. County and California, from the likely victory of George Gascón as L.A. County District Attorney, to the failure of Proposition 20, which would have upped penalties for certain property crimes and parole violations, and made it harder for some people convicted of felonies to be released from prison.


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