California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling On Disabled Parolees Could Leave Calif. Taxpayers Liable For Jail Problems

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that California bears responsibility for nearly 2,000 disabled parolees housed in county jails.


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Questions Of Parolee Supervision Persist In State’s Prison Realignment Program

Los Angeles police are helping oversee paroled felons released under the state’s controversial prison realignment program, without the supervision of the state’s parole department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2013

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At Least 40 Arrested In Massive Inland Empire Parolee Sweep

Hundreds of officers fanned out across the Inland Empire Thursday to make surprise visits to parolees, some of whom were released under the state’s plan to ease prison overcrowding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2013

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No Spike In Parolee Arrests Under State’s Prison Realignment Law

A study that tracked California parolees has found no spike in arrests since responsibility for many ex-convicts shifted to local authorities under the state’s prison realignment law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2013

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Report Outlines Abuses By Calif. Prison Staff

A California parole agent was accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another. Numerous corrections department employees allegedly had sex with inmates, including juveniles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2013

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‘War’ Over Section 8? Lancaster Mayor Slams Giving Benefits To Parolees

Mayor R. Rex Parris says the Board of Supervisors have unfairly disadvantaged those families who have been waiting to receiving housing benefits.


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Riverside County Jails At 99-Percent Capacity Amid State Realignment Plan

Riverside County jails are beginning to see the ugly side of California’s prison realignment program.


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Official: LA County Faces Incoming ‘Tsunami’ Of Freed State Parolees

Supervisor Mike Antonovich is trying to come up with a plan to adequately prepare the public for an impending release of thousands of state parolees.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/24/2011

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Baca Offers Hybrid Plan To Supervise Calif. Prison Parolees

The county’s top law enforcement official on Friday backed off a plan for deputies to handle an expected influx of prison parolees from the California penal system.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/15/2011

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LAT: Baca Wants Sheriff’s Dept, Not Probation Officers, To Handle Parolees

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is required to pick a lead agency — the Sheriff’s or Probation department — by Aug. 1 and will be discussing that decision Tuesday.



Calif. Site Alerts Public When Sex Offenders Flee

California’s corrections department has created a website to warn the public when paroled sex offenders flee from supervision.