Features, stories, and reported articles written by Julie Brown.

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Inside the West County Detention Facility

The West County Detention Facility opened about twenty years ago to house Contra Costa’s non-violent criminals. Inmates have a key to their cells and come and go when they want, except when officers are counting the prisoners. The cells look more like college dorm rooms. They are built around a lobby where inmates can hang out and watch TV. Still, the cells are sparse.

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Levanta La Voz: Immigration and the Election

A door is opening for undocumented immigrant youth who call the United States home. Many are applying for deferred action. But with an upcoming presidential election — between the president who deported the most people in his first term and a candidate who some fear will dismantle deferred action — some are hesitant to apply. This is your place for information on deferred action, the Latino vote, and the undocumented community. Check back as more stories come in.

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