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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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Early-Release Felon Tied To San Fernando Valley Robberies

A career criminal who allegedly robbed six businesses in the San Fernando Valley was part of California’s early release prison program, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/27/2012

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LA Sheriff Faces Mounting Legal Challenges

Allegations and litigation continue to dog Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has acknowledged being out of touch about problems in his jails and failing to reform his massive department that oversees the largest county jail system in the nation.

07/14/2012

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Calif. Inmate Realignment Puts Pressure On County Jails

The jails in Riverside County east of Los Angeles were finally catching up with the region’s rapid growth when state lawmakers passed legislation that assigned thousands of inmates who would have gone to prison to their local lock-ups instead.

05/19/2012

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Company To Install Technology To Disable Cell Phone Use In State Prisons

A company that supplies California prisons with pay phones is installing technology to disable cell phones.

04/17/2012

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LAPD Drops Transgender Pat-Downs, Eyes Separate Detention Space

A new report says male or female clothes and medical care — including hormone treatments — will be available to the section’s transgender detainees.

04/13/2012

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