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Million Dollar Hoods

    An infographic breaking down a prison population

    Los Angeles operates the largest jail system on earth
    Kelly Lytle Hernandez
    Yoh Kawano
    Albert Kochaphum

    At a cost quickly approaching $1 billion annually, more than 17,000 people are incarcerated every night in county jails and city lockups. But not every neighborhood within Los Angeles is equally impacted by L.A.’s massive jail system. Enter the “Million Dollar Hoods” Map Room to learn how L.A.’s nearly billion-dollar jail budget is largely committed to incarcerating many people from just a few neighborhoods.

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