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LA largely disregards 'split sentencing' alternatives to incarceration (PHOTOS)

by Rina Palta | Take Two

Officer Decoudres, Sergeant Corbett and Officer Adcox plan their entry into a home in Corona, Calif. Mae Ryan/KPCC

As Los Angeles County considers replacing Men's Central Jail with a new billion-dollar-plus complex, criminal justice reform advocates want fewer people in jail. The ACLU and other organizations believe the county should cut its inmate population.

KPCC's Rina Palta reports one way other counties in California are trying to do so is often used elsewhere in the state, but seldom in Los Angeles.

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