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California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation

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California Prisons Find 1 In 4 Inmates Used Drugs

Under the recommendation, a first positive test for drug use would cost inmates 90 days’ pay from work assignments, and repeat offenses could mean up to year of lost wages.

04/07/2014

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Death Row Inmate Who Killed 2 Riverside County Deputies Dies

An inmate on California’s death row for the 1997 killing of two Riverside County sheriff’s deputies has died at San Quentin State Prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2013

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Calif. Senate OKs Condoms For Prison Inmates

The California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2013

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Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution

California prison officials say they won’t appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state’s three-drug cocktail means of execution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/10/2013

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Female Inmates Helping To Fight Wildfires

With fire season off to an early start, female inmates in one of California’s prison camps are working together to help prevent and fight wildfires in the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2013

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5 Southern California Inmates Injured In Brawl

Five inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe have been seriously injured after a fight broke out involving more than 100 inmates.

10/07/2012

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Calif. Site Alerts Public When Sex Offenders Flee

California’s corrections department has created a website to warn the public when paroled sex offenders flee from supervision.

08/11/2010