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Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Bell Corruption Case

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2014

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Rizzo Sentenced To 33 Months In Federal Tax Case

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for tax evasion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/14/2014

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Judge: California Mistreating Mentally Ill Inmates

A federal judge ruled Thursday that California’s treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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SoCal Robbers Who Threw Cash Out Car Window Get Prison

Two Southern California bank robbers who threw the loot out a car window during a police chase have been sentenced to long prison terms.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/04/2014

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Ex-LA Deputy Gets 9 Years In Prison For Rape

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a woman while on duty and trying to get another to have sex with him.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/04/2014

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Gov. Brown Open To Fine-Tuning Criminal Justice Changes

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but also told California law enforcement organizations that he is open to making improvements.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2014

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Judge Orders Release Of Woman, 74, After Spending 32 Years In Prison For Murder

A 74-year-old woman is expected to be released after serving 32 years in prison for a murder committed by her abusive boyfriend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2014

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‘Die Hard’ Director Freed From Prison After Year

“Die Hard” director John McTiernan is free from federal prison in South Dakota. He served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2014

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Woman, 38, Who Poured Boiling Oil On Sleeping Ex-Husband Faces 17 Years In Prison

She apparently discovered her ex had been seeing another woman.

02/13/2014

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Ex-Calif. Governors Back Petition For Death Row Reform Push

Three former California governors voiced their support Thursday for a signature-gathering campaign underway to reform California’s death penalty system.

02/13/2014

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California Seeks 2-Year Delay On Prison Crowding

Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges Thursday to give the state two more years to reduce prison crowding to the level set by the court, and said inmates could be released early if the state fails to meet its goals.

01/23/2014

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California May Have To Export 4,000 Inmates If Feds Don’t Postpone Population Cap

California will have no choice but to move 4,000 more inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap, state Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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Wrongly Accused Of Murder, LA Man Released After 11 Years

After more than a decade behind bars, a Los Angeles man will spend Christmas with his family as a free man.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2013

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Man Deceived By Alleged Online Romance Scam Gets Prison For Planned Revenge

A Michigan man has been sentenced to five years in prison for traveling to San Diego with plans to kill two people he believed scammed him in an online romance.

12/20/2013

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Sheriff Baca Denies Catering To Friends, Family With Controversial Hiring Program

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca denies authorizing the program “Friends of the Sheriff”, which critics say accommodated those with connections.

12/19/2013

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