California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling On Disabled Parolees Could Leave Calif. Taxpayers Liable For Jail Problems

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that California bears responsibility for nearly 2,000 disabled parolees housed in county jails.

06/09/2014

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State Corrections Officials Acknowledge Some Prisoners Are Being Released Early To Reduce Overcrowding

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials have acknowledged that some low-level, nonviolent prisoners are being released early under a federal court order to reduce the inmate population.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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Escaped California Inmate Turns Himself In

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday that 49-year-old James Steven Murray turned himself in Sunday night at the Oak Glen Conservation Camp near Yucaipa.

04/21/2014

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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

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