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San Francisco Chronicle: California chief justice: Courts lack information on jail conditions

Friday, April 17, 2020  
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Despite gaining unprecedented authority over local courts during the coronavirus outbreak, California’s chief justice says she and other judicial leaders still lack information on conditions in county jails and the impact of the virus on everyone in the justice system — defendants, victims and the public. "

The biggest piece of data we need is our in-custody defendants, what is happening in real time in the jails ... what is the contagion in the jails," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Thursday in a national teleconference organized by the nonprofit Council on Criminal Justice.

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