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Contra Costa jail bookings on rise, reflecting disproportionate number of Black arrestees

More than 31 percent of people booked into Contra Costa County jails from April to June of this year were Black, despite the latest U.S. Census numbers finding that African Americans make up only 9.5 percent of the county’s population. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office recently presented its quarterly oversight report to the Board […]