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California inmates can purchase better digs, L.A. Times reports

Marijuana, legal services, cold case round out roundup

Welcome to Monday, on which this reporter is still celebrating his undergraduate alma mater’s first trip to the big dance.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

— In California, you can pay for a jail-cell upgrade.

— Virginia’s elimination of jail time for possession of small quantities of pot concerns public defenders.

— Law firms press President Donald Trump to preserve Legal Services Corp. funding.

— Detective’s death leads to release of cold-case defendant in Texas.



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