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Prison ‘Lifers’ Being Released At Record Pace

Nearly 1,400 lifers in California’s prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

02/25/2014

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California Finds Too Few Inmates For Early Release

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says in a court filing that the state is falling far short of meeting a demand from federal judges to find thousands of inmates who could be released from prison early without endangering the public.

CBS Los Angeles–07/19/2013

Omaima Nelson is looking for an early release from prison. (credit: CBS)

Former Model Who Killed And Ate Parts Of Her Husband Seeks Early Release From Prison

A former model who is serving time for killing her husband — and eating some of his cooked body parts — wants an early release from prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2011

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LA District Attorney Warns Of A ‘Public Safety Nightmare’ Over Inmate Transfers

City officials Tuesday argued over whether the state’s move to shift responsibility for low-level criminals to counties will create a “public safety nightmare” and lead to “massive early releases” of prisoners who should be kept behind bars.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/30/2011

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California Considers First Inmate For Medical Parole

Steven Martinez is a repeat violent offender who is 12 years into a 157 years-to-life prison sentence for kidnapping, beating and raping a woman after running her down with his vehicle as she left a San Diego dance club.

05/21/2011

Blockbuster Kiosks To Test Early Rentals For $2.99

The company that runs Blockbuster Express kiosks is testing whether people will pay more to rent DVDs and Blu-ray discs of new movies 28 days before they are available from other vending machines.

12/07/2010

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