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Incarcerated Dads, Kids Reunited At Castaic Detention Center

It was a weekend to remember for nearly 50 male inmates at a Southland detention center after spending some quality time with their little ones.

04/29/2013

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Brown’s Appeal Of Prison Ruling Could Be Difficult

Gov. Jerry Brown’s continued defiance of a federal court order to reduce the state’s inmate population could face a difficult time in the appeals process because the U.S. Supreme Court has already weighed in on the matter, a legal expert said Friday.

04/12/2013

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Racial Tensions Blamed For Brawl At Men’s Central Jail

Multiple inmates were recovering from injuries Wednesday after a brawl erupted inside Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.

04/03/2013

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4 Injured In Alleged Racially Motivated Fight At Twin Towers Jail

An alleged racially motivated fight Tuesday involving dozens of inmates at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles left four people injured.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2013

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Sheriff Baca To Propose New $1B Jail Facility

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will present a $1 billion plan this week to replace the antiquated the Men’s Central Jail.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/18/2013

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LA Deputy Charged With Assaulting Inmates

After an internal investigation of its beleaguered jail system, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested one of its own deputies Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/13/2012

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Death Penalty Remains In Calif. After Voters Reject Prop. 34

California voters defeated Proposition 34, which would have abolished the death penalty in the state.

11/07/2012

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Calif. Must Say How It Will Ease Prison Crowding

A federal three-judge panel has given California corrections officials until January to say how they will reduce the state’s inmate population to comply with an order upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/11/2012

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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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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Juveniles Second Chance

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.

CBS Los Angeles–09/30/2012

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Commission Appointed To Probe LA County Jails Releases Report

A commission appointed to investigate Los Angeles County jails said the system has shown “a persistent pattern of unnecessary and excessive force” and blamed Sheriff Lee Baca for a “failure of leadership.”

09/28/2012

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Report: Deputies Aim For Inmates’ Heads In Jail Scuffles

Dozens of current and former inmates in Los Angeles County jails claim to have suffered head blows from deputies during scuffles, resulting in at least 12 serious head injuries since 2009, according to a report released Wednesday.

09/26/2012

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US Judges Won’t Ease Calif. Prison Crowding Order

A panel of federal judges won’t consider easing its order that California sharply reduce its prison population to improve inmate care, but may give state officials more time to comply, the three judges said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2012

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LA County To Reduce Jail Overcrowding With Computer Software Program

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hopes to reduce inmate overcrowding with the help of a computer software screening program.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2012

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San Diego County Jails Ban Letters For Inmates

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has a message for jail inmates: No more letters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/15/2012

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