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Secretary Of State Sued Over Criminals’ Voting

The American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and other groups filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of nearly 60,000 convicts .

02/04/2014

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Covered California Says Hired Convicts Don’t Pose Signficant Security Threat

KCAL9′s Juan Fernandez reports new information reveals 31 out of more than 3,000 certified counselors have criminal pasts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2014

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Problems Persist In Calif. Prison Mental Health Ward

Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in disarray, according to a court-appointed investigator and others familiar with the facility.

10/26/2013

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Some Convicts Getting Out Early With No Monitoring

Part of California’s transformative prison realignment law was intended to give prosecutors and judges sentencing flexibility: Some convicts could receive a combination of custody and supervision, an approach favored by the state, while others could escape probation in exchange for serving longer sentences.

03/30/2013

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Moreno Valley School Board Member Found Guilty Of Pimping, Other Counts

A Riverside County jury has convicted a Moreno Valley school board member of 23 felony counts, including pimping.

02/08/2013