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Off the Block

By KCRW, George Lavender

A trip to jail, even a short stint, can upend many lives -- the inmate, their loved ones, and their children among others. And Los Angeles has the largest jail population in the country. So what is it costing our city to lock up so many people? In this series, reporter George Lavender brings you stories from the city block to the cell block and back. What's it like to bail out a family member? To stay connected with someone in jail? And finally, to return home?

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