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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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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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Report: Inmate Violence Spikes At LA County Jails

Violence among inmates at jails in Los Angeles County and across California has soared since the start of a statewide prison alignment plan, according to a new report.

11/29/2013

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Calif. Prison Crowding Deadline Extended 1 Month

Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/21/2013

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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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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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Angry Parents Want To Know Why Preschool Kicked Their Kids Out

A group of angry parents gathered Saturday night in South Pasadena to ask officials why their kids got kicked out of Pacific Oaks Children’s School.

09/07/2013

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Antonovich Blasts Prison Realignment Program In Wake Of Northridge Kidnapping

Tobias Summers, the man wanted in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Northridge girl, has a long rap sheet, which includes a kidnapping charge.

CBS Los Angeles–04/01/2013

Firefighters try to put out a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria on January 27, 2013. (credit: Germano Roratto/AFP/Getty Images)

Hollywood Nightclub Accused Of Overcrowding, Fire Risks Following Brazil Tragedy

Three people affiliated with a Hollywood nightclub have been charged with violating fire codes and allowing overcrowding that put lives in danger in the wake of a nightclub fire in Brazil that left 235 people dead.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/01/2013

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Brown Declares Calif. Prison Overcrowding Emergency Over

Gov. Jerry Brown says the state’s long-running prison crisis is over.

01/08/2013

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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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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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Inmate Wanted After OC Jail Break; First Such Escape In 20 Years

An Orange County sheriff’s official said the escape is the first at the Theo Lacy jail in 20 years and could be a troubling sign of things to come.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/05/2012

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DA: Murray May Be Released Early In Efforts To Ease Jail Overcrowding

District Attorney Steve Cooley warns the possibility of releasing inmates early could lead to a very short stint behind bars for Dr. Conrad Murray.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/14/2011

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Villaraigosa Blasts State’s Plan To Transfer Inmates To LA

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined city officials in speaking out against California’s plan to move state prisoners to local jails to relieve overcrowding.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/03/2011

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