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09/04/2013 01:50 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2013

L.A. sheriff: Pay for preschool, not prisons - The Washington Post

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The man who runs the nation’s largest jail system came to Washington on Monday to promote what he considers a potent tool in crime-fighting: universal pre-school.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca is heading a lobbying effort by more than 1,000 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors to convince Congress to enact the Obama administration’s plan to expand preschool to every 4-year-old in the country.

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