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  • L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population

    L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population
    Los Angeles County is among 20 government entities -- including cities, counties and one state -- that won a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation aimed at reducing jail populations.
  • MacArthur grants aimed at reducing inmates in Chicago, other U.S. jails

    MacArthur grants aimed at reducing inmates in Chicago, other U.S. jails
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars. The grants are the first step in the Chicago-based charitable group's plan...

    MacArthur Foundation hopes others will focus on housing as it refocuses

    MacArthur Foundation hopes others will focus on housing as it refocuses
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has invested $271 million to create and study affordable housing during the past 15 years, including $76.5 million in its hometown of Chicago. Now it's moving on. The foundation is winding down its...

    How the MacArthur Fellowships have nurtured jazz

    How the MacArthur Fellowships have nurtured jazz
    Broadway actors have the Tonys. Movie stars have the Oscars. TV celebrities have the Emmys. And what do jazz musicians have? Not much. Sure, of the mountains of Grammy Awards doled out each year to musicians of varying degrees of talent, some go...

    'Genius': Tale about MacArthur grants has work to do

    'Genius': Tale about MacArthur grants has work to do
    The "Genius" that makes up the one-word title of the potentially provocative play by Kate Walbert, now at the Profiles Theatre, does not refer to God-given talents but to a designation by a somewhat lesser authority: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...