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California Plans Death Row Mental Health Unit

The planned construction responds to a judge’s finding in December that mentally ill inmates on death row lack proper treatment.

06/10/2014

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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Counties Tell Brown They Need Money For Realignment Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly visited 10 California counties this year to see how they are faring under his three-year-old realignment law, which dramatically altered the state’s criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

04/19/2014

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Governor Brown Issues 63 Pardons On Good Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons.

04/18/2014

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Judge: California Mistreating Mentally Ill Inmates

A federal judge ruled Thursday that California’s treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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Ex-Judge Will Oversee Inmate Releases, If Needed

Federal judges have selected a former state appellate judge to determine which state prison inmates will go free if the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown fails to meet mandated population deadlines.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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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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Gov. Brown Open To Fine-Tuning Criminal Justice Changes

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but also told California law enforcement organizations that he is open to making improvements.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2014

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Bus Carrying 38 Inmates, 2 Deputies Crashes In Downtown Los Angeles

A bus carrying inmates was involved in an accident Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/19/2014

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Judges To Rule On Whether To Delay Inmate Cap

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and attorneys representing inmates have failed to reach agreement on the best way to reduce overcrowding in California prisons.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2014

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Sheriff’s Inmate Transport Bus Crashes In Sylmar, 43 On Board

A traffic collision involving multiple vehicles was reported on the southbound I-5 near Roxford Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2014

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California May Have To Export 4,000 Inmates If Feds Don’t Postpone Population Cap

California will have no choice but to move 4,000 more inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap, state Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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Man Whose Alleged Beating Prompted FBI’s LASD Abuse Probe Hopes Justice Is Served

A man whose case helped prompt the federal investigation into corruption and civil rights abuses against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says he hoped justice will finally be served.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2013

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18 LASD Officers Face Charges In FBI Jailhouse Abuse Probe

As many as 18 people have been charged in five separate cases involving corruption and civil rights charges, FBI officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2013

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