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L.A. county has the largest U.S. jail system. A ballot initiative could change that.


Los Angeles County has the largest jail population in the country and a history of relying on police to solve its problems. But this election, voters will decide whether they want their budget to align with the city’s liberal reputation by voting on a ballot initiative that redirects a chunk of the budget toward alternatives to incarceration.