Inmates

To Cut STD Rate, Calif. Considers Condoms In Prison

California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other diseases in prisons and in communities where felons are paroled.

07/07/2013

Court Rejects Calif. Plea To Delay Inmate Releases

A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2013

Calif. To Move Inmates Over Illness

California corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/02/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Seeks To Delay Freeing 10K Calif. Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking a panel of federal judges to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end, granting him time to appeal the decision to the nation’s high court.

06/28/2013

Judge: Calif. Must Move Inmates Because Of Fungus

A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to move several thousand inmates out of two California prisons because they are at a high risk of contracting a potentially deadly airborne fungus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/24/2013

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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

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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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