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This Bill Would Help Shed Light on California's Broken Prison System

Legislation would greatly improve media access and increase transparency in one of the largest state prison systems.

The California prison system is massive and overcrowded. It was designed to hold just over 84,000 prisoners. It holds nearly double that amount. Its annual budget is somewhere in the ballpark of $10 billion. We know these broad strokes about the penal system, but much about the day-to-day conditions and workings remains shrouded because the California prison system is also very short on transparency due to a media ban that effectively silences activist prisoners and stymies investigation.

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Mapping Race, Gender, and Class in the Food Supply Chain

A new report details a shocking litany of injustices across the food chain, from pesticide poisonings to enormous wage gaps—and a silver lining.

On Wednesday, my colleague Cord posted the findings of a new report called "Behind the Kitchen Door," which detailed inequalities and abuses in the restaurant industry, including the fact that white restaurant workers make $4 an hour more than their minority counterparts.

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