Julie Small Sacramento Correspondent
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Julie Small covers state government, prisons and the California Supreme Court for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Julie spent 7 years as the deputy foreign editor for Public Radio’s critically acclaimed "Marketplace." She helped shape the show’s coverage of Asia during China ascendency and India’s growing economic influence. She was the Los Angeles producer of a two-week live broadcast from China in 2006 and produced some other series on counterfeit goods, and the effect of the Iraq War on European-US trade relations. She also produced the "Marketplace Morning Report" for a stint.
Small is a former staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She's also reported for NPR, "The California Report," and "Weekend America."
Small earned her master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication.
In 1996 she helped launch a national campaign for redress for Japanese-Latin Americans interned by the U.S. government during World War II. The group won a settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice in 1998.
When she’s not walking the halls of the state capitol, Julie spends her free time enjoying life with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she misses her home town of Los Angeles.
Stories by Julie Small
Inmates in isolation units at California's super max prison refuse to eat to protest policies they say amount to "torture." The last such strike was two summers ago.
Dozens of bills in the legislature this year aimed to fix some of the problems with California’s criminal justice realignment — but they're dead in the water.
Assembly Bill 357, was considered the most likely-to-succeed reform of California’s lengthy teacher dismissal process.
A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.
California officials say they will comply with a court order to move thousands of inmates from Central Valley prisons rife with the fungal disease.
CA Insurance Commissioner warns not having children’s dental care policies on state healthcare exchange will cost consumers more.
The zones benefit businesses that invest and hire in areas designated as economically depressed, but Jerry Brown says the dollars have been squandered.
Effort to fine large companies whose employees end up on Medi-Cal stalls in CA legislature
Democrats to tackle controversial labor-backed bill before Assembly at least temporarily loses its super majority.
The Department of Corrections dedicated a new prison medical facility in Stockton that will hold 1,700 inmates and hopefully ease crowding at other facilities.
If the state has to reduce its prison population by more than 9,500 inmates, it will use a plan that the Corrections secretary called "the best of the bad options.”
Though a court ruled in 2002 that the state is responsible for reimbursing local governments, payments have been delayed by a protracted process.
Witnesses maintain that state hospital units charged with treating mentally ill prisoners are dangerously understaffed.
With a spending plan for California nearly buttoned down, state lawmakers continue to work on hundreds of bills still in the pipeline.
Gov. Brown will likely sign a bill that drops requirement for local governments to meet requests for information from the public.