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Calif. Inmates Transferred To Firefighting Camps Under Realignment Plan

Nearly two dozen California prison inmates were set to be transferred Wednesday from a state detention center to a civilian firefighting camp.

11/06/2013

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Health Reforms Could Help Calif. Prison Spending

California could gain tens of millions of dollars annually in federal reimbursements for prison health care under the nation’s new health law, state and federal officials said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2013

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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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Gov. Brown Says No Easy Answers On Troubled Prisons

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that problems remain in California’s prison system, even as he argues that conditions have improved so much that the state should take over control from the federal courts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/24/2013

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Calif. Prisons To Change Rules For Using Pepper Spray On Mentally Ill Inmates

California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/23/2013

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DOJ Says Racial Policy In Calif. Prisons Breaks Law

California is violating the federal Constitution when it punishes prison inmates after a riot based on their race, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2013

Inmates at the Mule Creek State Prison bend down in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners August 28, 2007 in Ione, California. A panel of three federal judges is looking to put a cap on the California State Prison population after class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of inmates who complained of being forced to live in classrooms, gymnasiums and other non-traditional prison housing. California prisons house nearly 173,000 inmates with over 17,000 of them in non-traditional housing. The Mule Creek State Prison has had to modify several facilities to make room for an increasing number of inmates. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

High Court Won’t Stop California Inmate Reduction

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not consider Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal of an order to trim the state prison population by another 9,600 inmates, leaving him with just one more chance to persuade a lower court to stop or delay a reduction that he says threatens public safety.

CBS Los Angeles–10/15/2013

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Attorney: Inmate Pepper Spray Videos To Be Shown In Open Court

Videos show prison guards dousing mentally ill prisoners with pepper spray can be shown in open court, according to attorney representing inmates.

09/25/2013

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Judges Extend Deadline For Reducing Calif.’s Prison Population

Federal judges agreed Tuesday to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California’s prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2013

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California Seeks 3-Year Delay In Inmate Releases

Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges on Monday for a three-year delay in their requirement that the state release thousands of inmates by year’s end to ease prison overcrowding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2013

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Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison Deal

The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California’s prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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1,000 3-Strike Prisoners Have Sentences Cut Short

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and have been released from prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2013

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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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DOJ Opens Civil Rights Probe Into LA County Jails

Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2013

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Calif. Inmates End Hunger Strike After 2 Months

California inmates have ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest the prison system’s isolation policies, prison officials said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2013

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