By James Poulos. Spurred by a series of court decisions ruling the state’s prison crowding unconstitutional, Gov. Jerry Brown’s ongoing “realignment” effort sought to make adequate room for the state’s worst convicts by diverting lesser criminals to county jails. There, however, the changes have caused ...

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By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow. At one time, questionnaires about well-being were the province of mental health professionals. But in recent years, a growing number of city governments have been getting into the game. Last year,Santa Monica, California won a Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors’ Challenge ...

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