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Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting Rights

California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.

08/04/2015

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Sheriff: New California Law Plays Significant Role In Crime Rise

A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

07/23/2015

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2 Men Sentenced To Prison For Murder, Attempted Robbery Of OC Jewelry Store

Officials Monday announced two men were sentenced to prison for the murder of their accomplices during an attempted robbery at a jewelry store.

05/18/2015

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Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Scamming Elderly Drivers

A scam artist was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for staging traffic collisions and demanding thousands of dollars in compensation from elderly victims.

04/22/2015

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Former Border Patrol Agent Who Carried On Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old Girl Sentenced

Authorities said a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who carried on a sexual liaison with a 13-year-old Jurupa Valley girl was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison.

04/17/2015

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Suspect Sentenced To Prison In 2000 Cold Case Murder Of Victorville Man

A 59-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday in the cold case murder of a man in Victorville.

04/09/2015

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California Attorney General Announces 18-Year-Prison Sentence For Cyber-Exploiter Who Created Revenge-Porn Site

Kamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country

04/03/2015

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Judge Orders California To Provide Inmate With Sex-Change Surgery In Rare Ruling

A federal judge has ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transsexual inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in California.

04/02/2015

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Convicted Rapist Faces Life In Federal Prison For Child Porn

Stanley Dan Reczko III was convicted by a judge Tuesday of producing child porn while registered as a sex offender.

03/10/2015

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Inmates Who Work State Prisons Could Get Out Early

The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.

12/13/2014

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Ex-Californian Gets 10 Years For $13M Fraud

James Eberhart received a 10-year sentence Monday and was ordered to repay more than 800 victims across the country. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud in September.

12/08/2014

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Jail Release Could Depend On Prediction Of Risk

With more than 60 percent of jail inmates nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms are underway that rely less on the crime charged and a judge’s hunch and more on data to predict who can safely be released to later return to court and which dangerous defendants should remain locked up.

12/06/2014

AP: Charles Manson, 80, Obtains License To Marry Woman, 26, Who Visits Him In Prison

Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

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Monterey Park Man Sentenced In Rapes Of 2 Women

Authorities say a 27-year-old man convicted of raping two women he met at a café was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life in prison.

11/13/2014

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Armenian Power Gang Leader Gets 32 Years In Prison

A reputed leader of a Southern California gang that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars through sophisticated fraud schemes has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison.

11/10/2014

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